Ilfracombe Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, has undergone a dramatic refurbishment programme, to provide a more attractive, welcoming and multi-purpose building for the 21st century. Started October 2010, the 4 month building work had to be phased allowing the church to open over Christmas for worship and consists of new floor slab with under floor heating, the existing floor was broken up and removed, and the foundations laid for the new under-floor heating. Powered by new boilers, it will now be possible to heat specific zones of the church only, so saving energy and money. Insulation has also been installed between the existing rafters over the main roof.
A new sound system and state of the art lighting has been installed, along with new storage cabinets, and a Farrow & Ball colour consultant advised on the decoration through out. The original pews have been kept, but there are new chairs that are light and easily stacked for storage and transfer.
This development of the church building itself has provided an improved worship centre, with better sound, seating and heating, and overall facilities. The transformation is stunning, but the beautiful key features of the original church are still retained.
We will keep this blog updated with our future projects, but please feel free to comment or contact us if there is anything you wish to discuss.