MEA provided Project Management and Quantity Surveying services to the Welcome Church in Woking on their new detached Auditorium, designed to provide a dedicated space for many of the Church’s activities. The £5 million project has been funded entirely by the church in order to provide a facility suitable for the growing congregation and enable them to relocate back to their original location. In fact, since opening, average congregation numbers have increased from approximately 550 to over 700 in a matter of weeks.
Works included the demolition of 9 buildings to the rear of the of the site, which were in a state of disrepair and were no longer meeting the current needs of the church. The design of the new chapel was strongly influenced by the Church’s existing building, remaining low rise and respectful of the location. The use of coloured glazing is a unique feature and is illuminated with back-lighting to enhance its external appearance.
Project: Welcome Church
Location: Woking, Surrey
Services: Project Management & Quantity Surveying