St Mary's Church, Iwerne Minster Internal Reordering

St Ann’s Gate Architects were commissioned to design a new internal reordering scheme, including a new kitchenette, entrance lobby and liturgical arrangement around the Chancel arch. New underfloor heating was incorporated beneath a beautiful Portland stone floor, with new lighting scheme and internal decorations.

The result is a light, spacious and comfortable interior, fit for the 21st century and able to accommodate a wider range of community events.  

Location Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Completed March 2023
Project Type Reordering, New Design, Conservation
Category Grade I Church

There is only one word that springs to mind and that is “wow!”…. The photos don’t do it justice. What an amazing transformation.

Charles Holden
PCC member, Micheldever
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Project Summary

The transformation of this beautiful grade I listed building required a great deal of careful and skilful negotiation with a wide range of statutory consultees, including Historic England, SPAB and the Victorian Society. The project architect collaborated closely with the client team to successfully obtain faculty approval on a complex set of proposals. The project architect oversaw the works, collaborating with the contractor on site, to ensure that details were resolved to a high standard. The ultimate success is the transformation in the way that the building is now used by the congregation and wider community; it is now fit for the 21st century.

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