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Wishaw church hall makes way for new flats

August 28 2019

Wishaw church hall makes way for new flats

A ruined C-listed church hall in Wishaw is to make way for six new-build flats in a new planning submission made to North Lanarkshire Council.

This will necessitate the demolition of the hall of Thornlie Parish Church on West Thornlie Street, including the formation of new access points in a stone boundary wall.

In a statement, CD Architects wrote: “The appearance of the building marries into the existing street elevation. It continues the language using the gables, holding to the vertical feel of the adjacent buildings and replicating the step back in elevation present at the corner church.
“The materials proposed consist of traditionally used in the area white render, with some stone features to tie the building with the adjacent church structure.”
The homes will employ passive energy design features including solar panels, rainwater harvesting and enhanced insulation.

A ruined church hall will make way for the homes
A ruined church hall will make way for the homes


#1 Posted by Pleasantfield on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:33 PM
Yup. Quite like this. Gable fronted to match adjacent church and coloured in a complementary way to the church stone. Good.
#2 Posted by god on 28 Aug 2019 at 17:10 PM
will it have boarded up windows to fully complement the church?
knock the whole thing down and do something non-superstitious with the site.
Dave Sutton
#3 Posted by Dave Sutton on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:56 PM
A pity to lose the listed building - as it easily converted to 2 flats - with room for adjoining new block of 4 flats. But house prices in Wishaw mean it didn’t (and won’t) stack up £ .. and of course NLAN values itsheritage ?; ))

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