Holy Trinity Clapham

Church extension

Extending the Grade II Listed Church, to create new worship and meeting spaces for the church and wider community.

 

Holy Trinity Clapham is a Grade II* listed building, in a Conservation Area in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is important in national and world history as the church of the Clapham Sect, led by William Wilberforce, who secured the passing of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 abolishing slavery in most of the British Empire.

 

The existing church stands in splendid isolation and the proposed extension to the east is designed to extend a welcome to the town where currently it presents a very closed facade. The stone clad structure of the extension is visually separated from the existing church by a glazed ‘‘ambulatory’’ space and is designed to read as a sculptural form rising out of the ground but also as a new plinth to the East elevation.

Project carried out at Marcus Beale Architects
CGI images by Glowfrog
East view sketch
East view sketch

The view from across the Common

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CGI view from the north
CGI view from the north

The stone cladding of the extension matches the stone of the pilasters on the East elevation

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Sketch of the south terrace
Sketch of the south terrace

While the ramp slopes up to the ground floor the ground adjacent slopes down to create a terrace to the south of the extension. Planters are used to remove the need for handrails.

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