St Lukes, Gas Street

Client

Church of England Diocese

Duration

12 weeks

Value

£600,000

Project introduction

The former Gas Retort House on Gas Street, Birmingham was purchased by the Church of England for development into a second place of worship in the parish of St Luke’s. A vast shell of five large high single storey spaces, with many Georgian features which aid its Grade II Listing, the building had limited lighting, no heating, water and drainage and all doors and windows had been boarded up for years.

How the work was delivered

Phase 1 of this historic building’s transformation began with the decoration of the ornate roof trusses.  Construction of piling and structural steelwork to erect the mezzanine floor took place in Phase 2.

Successes

The complete installation of mechanical, heating and ventilation systems and new plant room, plus new incoming services – gas, electric, water and telecommunications. External aluminium feature windows and automatic doors were replaced, feature exposed brickwork re-pointed, the building re-roofed, and acoustic design panels installed. New disabled toilet, kitchen and toilet block and 650 m² timber floating flooring were installed to preserve the archaeological features of the original building.