The Friends Meeting House

Tricker Blackie Associates, Sudbury, 2013

 

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A new meeting House for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

This project was intended to make the Friends (Quakers) Meeting House in Sudbury, Suffolk, a grade II-listed 18th-century building, more obvious and more welcoming. It is set 30m back from the street on a long narrow site with a 19th-century school room in front of it.

The new building occupies the gap at the side of the school room and creates a new entrance hall with roof glazing and a mini concourse, new toilets and storage areas. The glazed roof extends forward creating a glazed portico. This is supported on raking oak columns which reach out towards the street.

Removing all the existing planting and paving over the forecourt creates a wider space in front of the complex and with the columnar structure at the top of it not only gives it architectural integrity but also welcomes passers by, particularly at night.

Data

  • Begun: Aug 2011
  • Completed: Dec 2013
  • Floor area: 26m2
  • Sector: Religious
  • Total cost: £192,419
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jun 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: Friars Street, Sudbury, CO10 2AA, United Kingdom

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