Rosslee Construction was instructed to complete the internal refurbish of part of the church, known as the Sanctuary, to provide a modern multi-purpose communal space for the volunteers, congregation, and public to use for community groups and events.
Works began with the removal of the entire existing stepped floor and then replaced it with new joist flooring, complete with an underfloor heating system and finished as a level floor with carpet tiles. We also rebuilt the sleeper walls and the North and South elevations tying in to provide structural support.
In the main hall, removal of the pulpit in order to make the alter smaller was undertaken and this was refitted with high-tension steel rods.
We formed several new small storerooms under the gallery and a new boiler room, complete with boiler and full mechanical system throughout, along with fully rewiring and the lighting for all the rooms and main Sanctuary.
The new large front entrance was formed with external hardwood doors and internal hardened glass doors. A new side entrance foyer was also formed, in masonry with doors fitted. The building was finished with its modern and fresh redecoration.
Revd Martin Whiffen led the service, Sir Lindsay Hoyle unveiled the plaque marking the occasion and the Mayor of Chorley was present too.
Project value: £500k