Angel Gallery Roof Repairs
Work to repair the roof above the centre part of the balcony, known as the Angel Gallery. Leaks have been causing damage to the timber frame of the roof space and the wood work below. This work is generously funded by a grant of £39,500 from the Listed Places of Worship, Roof Repair Fund.
Through 2015 we are improving our internal and external doors, many of which are original to the building and date back to 1877.
These improvements will bring the doors into line with fire regulations. They will also include repairs to the main Chapel doors allowing them to open and close properly.
We are currently seeking funding to return our clock to full working order.
Prominently located on the front of the tower, our clock has been out of action for decades. We are now applying for grants to enable us to get it ticking again.
Ongoing works to make our pews more stable and repair wear and tear by the 60,000 bottoms they see annually!
Major repairs were made by Stephen Bull in 2014 and early 2015 and they continue as and when needed.
Toilet block improvements
For the first time in years the building and organ are structurally sound. This means we can now begin to look at developing our facilities over the next 20 years.
And that means improving the toilets – work that is long overdue!
We have appointed Burrell Foley Fischer (BFF) Architects as our master planners and they’ll be looking for clever ways we can make the most of this major redevelopment.
This is a really key development for Union Chapel and it is still in its earliest stages. We will keep you updated as things progress.