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Poppleton Methodist Church

Vincent & Partners were appointed to redesign and refurbish Poppleton Methodist Church on the outskirts of York. Situated on the village green and within a conservation area, the building was in need of extensive alterations to provide additional floorspace, to fulfil the diverse and growing needs of its active parishioners.

The proposed plans were designed to create larger, more flexible premises to accommodate partnerships with the wider community including local schools, the NHS and doctors’ surgery. Delivered in context and with a holistic approach, the structural improvements will sensitively reflect the architectural, cultural and historical significance of the building.

The demolition of the Chapel’s original porch will make way for a larger, more purposeful main entrance, with a striking red-brick façade in keeping with the aesthetic of the village. The single storey buildings to the rear will be rebuilt to provide ground level access to meeting rooms and storage space, with adjacent off-road parking. A larger kitchen, café and improved toilet facilities will significantly improve the hospitality facilities on site.

Externally an infill bridge will connect the existing chapel and hall, joining the two structures and increasing the flexibility of the interconnected space for a multitude of uses. The façade of the chapel will be retained, and the building enhanced with roof repairs and new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems installed to ensure its comfort, accessibility and efficiency for years to come.

The Vincent & Partners team obtained planning consent and are providing full architectural services, currently overseeing the second phase of the build.




Poppleton Methodist Church