Re-ordering Update May 2015

Reshaping the layout and interior

Fourteen potential architects have now been shortlisted to six who, on the advice of the Diocesan Advisory Committee, are being visited in their practices by the team for informal discussions about our project here at Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton. By the end of April we aim to have a shortlist of three architects to invite for formal interview later in May.

In the meantime an energy audit of the church building is being conducted together with early assessment of acoustics, heating, and building structure. The energy audit measurements of humidity and heat are being taken on an hourly basis and fed back for computer analysis against similar data and prediction. These scientific assessments are providing us with an important bank of real data to better inform us and our professional advisors about the actual church building and the best ways of maintaining it both now and in the future. The ongoing reports from this data will provide vital information to inform future planning.

In our discussions with the architects it is really useful to be able to outline the first two stages of the consultative process as described by Helen in last month's re-ordering up date and the feedback received so far. Whilst consultation with the congregation is on going the next stage of the consultation process will involve seeking the views of the wider community for which we would like to invite all interested parties to an open morning on Saturday 6th June in the church from 10.00 – 11.30am followed by refreshments.

Mandy Jutsum