Maghera Parish Caring Association
Tate Stevenson Architects Ltd lead a design team for the redevelopment of a underused church hall in Maghera, to create a multi-use development, that would enhance and stimulate both the economic life and visual appearance on a main approach to the town centre. The development included alterations and extensions to their existing hall to provide modern and flexible facilities to suit the diverse range of services and programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds in the local community.
The accommodation is located off a bright welcoming double-height foyer and seating space providing a welcoming approach to the building and its services.Three Group Rooms, a seminar room and the main hall, are serviced from this foyer space giving flexibility for youth club sports activities, Sunday school, day care, community meetings and lunches for the elderly.
The existing multi use main hall was incorporated into the proposal, the heating renewed, fabric thermally upgraded and acoustic controls put in place to aid the local drama group. The 30sqm seminar room has a high vaulted ceiling and works as a multi purpose space for community art and drama programme, as well as rehearsal space and for small seminars. It incorporates lighting rails, temporary stage space multi-media facilities for video conferencing and overhead presentations.