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St Mary of Eton Church, Eastway

Significant regeneration effect

Credit: Blux Moore

Matthew Lloyd Architects for Thornsett Group 

Contract value: £6m. GIA: 3517m2

Value created by residential development allowed the refurbishment and regeneration of this grade II*-listed church and the provision of community and retail spaces. The original mission hall was converted, and the project includes a new vicarage and a redivision of the nave of the church. 

  • Credit: Blux Moore
  • Credit: Schllng
  • Credit: Schllng
  • Credit: Schllng
  • Credit: Schllng

To remain within church-owned land the housing sits close to the listed building, reinforcing the street and complementing the form of the church buildings. The three new buildings are red brick, in response to the original church, and brought together by a diamond pattern in the brickwork of the new elevations. The architect remained involved through different iterations and ownerships and the scheme has had a significant regeneration effect.

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