St Giles Church, Cropwell Bishop, is a Grade I listed church in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.
Following the success of the structural repairs that we undertook with the PCC at Cropwell Bishop church, we were asked to look at a small re-ordering within the church, extra space was needed to provide additional amenities within the church.
The brief was to develop a scheme within the tower to provide a new ringing floor, with toilets and kitchen facilities underneath to enhance the current church layout, making it more accessible for user groups and general church use.
We used the existing spiral stair to provide a new access onto the new ringing floor. A glazed balustrade was added looking into the church, which allows more light and more visibility of the west window from within the church
The new oak screen with ‘hidden’ servery, takes its inspiration from existing features of the church so as to enhance the simplicity of the building. The hand crafted kitchen with muted coloured panelling and cupboards blends the old and the new together. The flooring was replaced with natural stone. Recessed spotlights were used because of the ceiling height and very discreet maintained emergency light fittings have also been installed.
The door within the screen provides access into the kitchen and provides DDA compliant wheelchair access through to the WC.