Kings Cross Methodist Centre


FOR west london mission housing association

Preparation of a Significance Assessment to advise the design team for the re-provision of the church facilities and residential development on the site.

What we did

  • The Bidwells heritage team has been advising the West London Mission Housing Association on the proposed redevelopment of their existing facilities in Birkenhead Street, close to Kings Cross Station

  • The existing building is a much-altered Methodist Chapel from the mid-19th century, which has been extended and adapted as the congregation grew and the church evolved to provide a wider range of community services, including meeting rooms and accommodation

  • The former chapel frontage has been identified by Camden Council as contributing positively to the Conservation Area, and the potential for re-development has revolved around the options for retaining this façade as well as the impact of additional height of the replacement

  • The Heritage team has undertaken indepth research into the original chapel and its adaptation, and has then used this information to support an assessment ofits residual merit

  • The team has also advised on the design of the proposed replacement building and its impact on the Conservation Area and adjoining listed buildings

  • The outputs from the team include a Significance Assessment of the existing structures, tracking the extent and nature of alterations, and a Townscape Appraisal of the proposed replacement building.


Kings Cross Methodist Centre

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