St Luke’s Church

The St. Luke’s Church project seeks to provide new accommodation to continue the mission of the church in Millwall on the Isle of Dogs. The original St Luke’s Church was bombed in WW2 and the adjacent community hall was converted to provide a temporary Church and Community Hall for the local community. This temporary arrangement lacked any visual presence and by the early 2000’s had outlived its useful life.

The new Church and Community Hall is located on the first floor as a double height ‘piano noble’ with the ground floor given over to meeting rooms, kitchen, offices, toilets and a welcoming entrance hall.

The church maintains the traditional east west orientation and seeks to bring visibility through traditional elements like spire and cross. Existing elements namely war memorials and stained glass panels are incorporated within the new building,

We did not think it appropriate to have any accommodation above the Church, instead placing the 9 residential units on the western end of the site with a unifying pitched roof over both. Each unit has a double aspect layout with private outdoor balcony spaces. This also keeps the building in scale with the surrounding 2-4 storey residential buildings.

The western end faces the adjacent housing development across a ‘mews’ style shared courtyard.

A building contract has been awarded under a traditional JCT form of contract and started on site in June 2016.

For Site Progress photographs visit our Tumblr account.

St Luke's Church - Interior view of Hall

St Luke's Church - Interior view of Church

St Luke's Church - View of entrance from Alpha Grove

St Luke's Church - View of housing along Havannah Street

St Luke's Church - Sectional view

St Luke's Church - Design Sketch

St Luke's Church - View from corner of Alpha Grove and Havannah Street

St Luke's Church - Second Floor Plan

St Luke's Church - First Floor Plan

St Luke's Church - Ground Floor Plan