The Lighthouse project will see the replacement of the existing 1970’s church building with its limited capacity and dated facilities, with a superb new church and community facility. The lighthouse will incorporate a 450 seat worship space, which will be equipped to support various ecclesiastical services, plus allow use for conferences and other events which will bring in valuable revenue to support the work of the church. The facility will provide other community facilities, including flexible spaces for use by voluntary and community groups, residential accommodation for vulnerable young people, staff accommodation for trainee clergy and office accommodation for the church and its partner organisations.
From feasibility, Tandem have taken control of the project and has guided the client and consultant teams through the various stages of the design and procurement of the project. We have led the process with the local authority (London Borough of Camden) to achieve Planning approval and have coordinated the multitude of Land and Property issues associated with the project. We are currently working towards procurement of the main contractor with construction work due to commence on site in 2021.
The site of the existing church is being redeveloped to almost 100% occupancy and is sited on a Red Route in North London. It is appreciated that the construction phase of the project is going to hold many challenges. During the final design stages of the project, we have engaged with a number of prospective main contractors to both introduce them to the project in advance of the main procurement process, but to seek advice and guidance on the logistical issues of constructing the works. This will both inform the requirements for permissions and approvals, help plan the works and ensure the programme and cost plan allowances are robust.