ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND BATS, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH
RECTORY LANE, WEST GRINSTEAD, HORSHAM RH13 8LR
An outstanding Grade I listed, 12th-century church, nestled down near the banks of the river Adur. The PCC developed a strategic vision to preserve and enhance the church, making it more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. In order to protect the bats, but provide protection to the church fabric, a boarded space between the roof and the roof beams was constructed. While this work was underway the opportunity was taken to modernise wiring, lighting and overhaul the heating system.
Submitted by: Ian Balls, St George’s Church. www.westgrinstead.org Architect: Jonathan Cerowski. www.cerowski.co.uk (for Cowan Architects). Contractors: Woodlands Commercial Ltd. www.woodlandcommercial.co.uk | CES LLP.
www.ces-lighting.co.uk | Gatwick Park Mechanical Services.
Other: Chris Reading, Chris Reading Associates Limited. www.consultcraltd.co.uk | Tobit Curteis, Tobit Curteis Associates LLP. www.tcassociates.co.uk
ECO RETROFIT AND CONSERVATION REPAIRS TO ST MARY’S CHURCH
CHURCH LANE, FUNTINGTON PO18 9LH
A Grade II* listed church situated in the South Downs, the brief was to replace the roof covering which was failing due to batten decay and “nail sickness”. At the same time the Archbishop of Canterbury launched the Church of England’s mission of achieving net-zero-carbon by 2030, this led to the architect investigating ways that sustainable enhancements could be incorporated into the existing programme of ongoing repairs. This included discrete recessed solar panels within the valleys of the Nave and North Aisles.
Submitted by: Richard Meynell Ltd. www.meynellhayes.com
Architect: Richard Meynell Ltd.
Site Manager: Tom Hayes, Richard Meynell Ltd.
Contractors: T Couzens & Sons Ltd. www.tcouzens.co.uk | M&S Roofing. www.msroofingsupplies.co.uk
Other: CLS Electrical Services (Lighting), details on request.