The Hollis Building

A series of spaces that will delight users

The backs of the two chapel buildings now form a proper heart to the complex. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
The backs of the two chapel buildings now form a proper heart to the complex. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders

Yorkshire RIBA Regional Award 2019

Chiles Evans + Care Architects for Upper Chapel Trustees
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 230m2

Sheffield’s historic Upper Chapel complex sits in a quiet location in the city centre. It comprises two large, grade II listed buildings. Joining the backs of these is the Hollis Building.  Previously rundown and dingy, it has now been refurbished and extended with careful and considered interventions. The result is a series of spaces that will delight users of the building. A combination of re-used materials, exposed original brickwork and a muted colour palette create a calm, relaxed environment. The modest new extension floods the spaces with daylight and the introduction of a cloister-like, fully glazed corridor creates a direct connection to the outside.

Regional Small Project of the Year

Regional Project Architect of the Year: Jen Langfield

  • Modest interventions make a big difference. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
    Modest interventions make a big difference. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
  • Good natural light, materials reused where possible. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
    Good natural light, materials reused where possible. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
  • The Hollis Building in Sheffield contains social spaces for the congregation. Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
    The Hollis Building in Sheffield contains social spaces for the congregation. Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
  • Relationship of old buildings with new extension is harmonious. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
    Relationship of old buildings with new extension is harmonious. The Hollis Building Sheffield, Chiles Evans and Care architects, RIBA regional award and small project of the year 2019. Credit Dug Wilders
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