Emmanuel Church Refurbishment Lurgan, Co Armagh
HPA have been working with the leadership team of Emmanuel church since 2009 exploring ideas, possibilities and opportunities for their existing facility so that the buildings are a reflection of the heartbeat of the church.
Approximately 10years ago Emmanuel bought the old ‘Super Value’ building in the heart of Lurgan with the residents tenants of Heatons and a Coffee Shop. Large areas of the building were as unused basement and recently having received a DSD grant they created @the Underground’ Youth Centre for community.
HPA have worked within the very tight budgets set to redefine the entrance approach, face of church, the welcome area, foyers, new mezzanine floor and refurbishment of the 400 seater auditorium. The ultimate goal is to make the whole building more accessible, transparent, welcoming and more pleasant spaces to be in and dwell in.
With Planning Consent acheived in 24weeks, and following a 16 construction program during which time church operations where fully maintained, the works were completed in December 2012.