Great Western Road, Aberdeen
The Trustees of Mannofield Church continued aim is to make the very best contribution it can offer to the community it serves, allowing worship and service to others using the Church building to create a place of busy activity and a hub for care and support for the community. After taking stock of the building during a recent survey and assessing its usefulness in the light of an ambitious vision for the future life of the congregation and its relationship with the community, it was recognised that improvements would allow for more progressive and appropriate community outreach and involvement. Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects were approached to develop the church’s vision and offer ideas to alter and extend the church to meet the needs of the congregation and local community, now and in the future. Initial proposals involved internal reconfiguration to offer greater flexibility and independent access to facilities. This work included removal of fixed pews and reconfiguration of the Sanctuary, a new entrance onto Countesswells Road and a new multifunctioning space onto Gt. Western Road which would include a church café, bookshop, internet access area – a community space – (the funding for this space has not yet been secured and this may form a future phase of works). Following an extensive fundraising exercise and grant funding applications through The National Lottery, the consolidated proposals identified 4 areas for improvement works:
The construction phase was broken down into phases to allow for worship to continue in the church throughout. Phase 1 (comprising the works to the Sanctuary and new entrance) was completed first, with Phase 2 (alterations to the main hall) completed in October 2016.
Mannofield Parish Church
Design and Construction Team
Mackie Ramsay Taylor
Ramsay & Chalmers
Burns Construction (Aberdeen) Ltd