Design Services only (Stage C), Planning Applications, Working Drawings only
The chapel was built in the late 19th century and consisted of a single modest volume worshipping space enclosed by a plain brick and slate roofed building typical of Victorian architecture of the time. The initial scheme, produced for the original/developer, received planning approval. Subsequently, the site was sold and a new scheme was designed with more accommodation over a greater footprint. This was refused planning permission by the Local Authority but was later granted on appeal.
The scheme as built comprises the original chapel with a single storey range linking to a single storey lounge with views up and down the valley. The chapel structure had sufficient height to allow a first floor with three bedrooms to be inserted. The exterior of the chapel was left unchanged except for the replacement of the huge timber sashed windows with powder coated steel, double glazed casements. This allowed the windows to serve both floors whilst the small panes help to conceal the floor zone.