This was an exciting and challenging project to convert a Grade II* listed former industrial building into a new church for Birmingham Diocese.

The church is led by Tim Hughes, formerly of Holy Trinity Brompton in London and is one of a series of new foundation churches aimed at delivering a modern approach to Christian worship by planting HTB style locations in major cities.

The building was a former Gas Retort House, a brick built industrial facility used to produce gas from burning coal – it was one of the first in the country to do so, and sits in the centre of Birmingham’s vibrant broad street area, on the street named after it.

The works encompassed roof repairs, window replacement, redecoration, new mechanical and electrical services installations, flooring, repairs and decoration to roof trusses, provision of café kitchen, toilets, etc. for a congregation of up to 800 people. Associated Audio Visual works, staging, etc. was coordinated with the Church team.

This was phase 1 of a three-phase project which will see the rest of the site developed for further community uses and accommodation for the Church.

Phase 2 further extended the church and provided additional toilets and worship space.

Birmingham Diocese

St. Lukes, Gas Street


Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor & Principal Designer

2 Stage Traditional

5 months

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