British Union Conference Building
Following an extensive fire in November 2008 which gutted 75 percent of the structure, the foyer, board room and administrative offices of this Headquarters building had to be totally demolished for safety reasons.
The remains of the rest of the building had to be made secure by erecting full scaffolding and by covering it so that it could be protected from the weather and allowed to dry out.
Fortunately the new wing at the far end of the building escaped the worst of the fire damage and this part of the structure is being carefully reconstructed and refurbished.
A lot of work has already taken place, and some of the parts of the building have already been made available to be reoccupied.
Innovative plans are currently being developed by architects to build on the areas which had to be demolished. Their aim is to provide the Headquarters with a new and visionary space, the exterior and interiors of which will reflect and affirm the inspiration of the congregation.
Value: Under negotiation – anticipated £2m
Contract Period: Approximately 18 months.
Client: Seventh-day Adventist Organisation
Consultant: David Clarke Associates / Michael Barclay Partnership