Current & Future Conservation Works at Union Chapel

The Sunday School Hall

The next major conservation project at Union Chapel will be our Sunday School Hall, which is in need of a new roof and major refurbishment. It also houses our fragile collection of doccuments and books. Find out more about this exciting project.

 

Clock Repairs

In December 2017 we repairered our prominently located clock on the front of the tower, which had been out of action for decades and had become structually unsound. The works were funded through public donations, money from Union Chapel Membership and grants from Congregational and General Charitable Trust, Heritage of London Trust and The Drapers’s Company at a total cost of £40,000.

 

 

View of the internal workings of Union Chapels clock

Inside our clock

Vestry Block Roof Repairs

Total cost: approx. £130,000.

We have received a grant from the Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund for a total of £ 61,200, or a maximum of 48% of the total cost of the project.

The shabby roof of the vestry block showing in the centre


Pew Repairs

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.

Original pew number

Detail on of one of our pews


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.

As this is a major project that will be years in the planning and funding stages we are refurbishing our temporary toilets – due to be completed March 2017.

This will dramatically improve the facilities for gig goers and also keep things functional until the permanent solution is in place.