Holy Trinity Colden Common is a Grade II listed church built in Hampshire in 1843. In 2017 Connolly Wellingham were appointed by the Diocesan Advisory Committee to design proposals for the reordering of the west end to accommodate a WC, kitchenette and community space.
The massing of the new interventions has been carefully designed to sit quietly at the rear of the nave, avoiding windows and monuments whilst actively framing unique elements of the church’s fabric. The partitions present a muted facade to the nave, creating an unobtrusive backdrop for a flexible gathering space around the relocated font.
During more lively community uses, the hatches will open to present a pair of vibrantly colourful interiors, with a bespoke decorative surface design evolving from the colours and shapes that can be found across the existing church interior.
Faculty approval was granted in June 2018.