All Saints Dulwich

Thomas Ford & Partners, London, 2006


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Completed west end, south-west view  

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  • Completed west end, south-west view     
  • Completion, ceiling    
  • Completion - Nave    
  • Restored west wing, by night    
  • West end interior    
  • Restored interior, wing    
  • Restored interior, alter and dome    
  • Proposed elevations     
  • Nave, crypt, and choir plan    
  • Aerial view post-fire, pre-restoration    
  • Aerial view pre fire    
  • Original ground-floor plan    
  • Bath stone for chancel arch & other areas    
  • Unhistoricist west end    
  • Chancel arch stonework being blocked out    
  • Paper sketch model of west end    

Complete restoration and rebuilding of a late-Victorian church following fire damage

The fire damage complicated the first steps of the project because the load-bearing masonry walls and piers needed structural analysis prior to works commencing.

The aim was to build a structurally sound new-build design without compromising repair to the remaining sections. The roof has been replaced by exposed steel frame in a contemporary design, while inside lighting is suspended from the roof trusses.

The flooring has also been replaced with reinforced concrete with integral beams. By contrast, the west end extension is defiantly unsympathetic to the historic building and reminiscent of 1980s Post-Modernism.


  • Begun: Feb 2004
  • Completed: Mar 2006
  • Floor area: 2,981m2
  • Sector: Religious
  • Total cost: £6.9M
  • Tender date: Oct 2003
  • Procurement: JCT 98 Standard with Quantities
  • Address: All Saints, Lovelace Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 8JY, United Kingdom

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