Sheppard Architects

St Barnabas, West Kensington, London

Internal alterations provide a modern entrance gallery and meeting rooms, with new Sunday school rooms in the crypt.

A lovely grade II listed Victorian church with striking galleries and highly decorated interior. The building had previously been partitioned under the west gallery with a solid wall. As the north side crypt offered poor and sometimes damp Sunday school rooms, our thorough refurbishment dramatically improved the space, leaving it well serviced, dry and ventilated. The Narthex was remodelled with a glazed screen to the church, and with new heating, lighting, welcome desk, servery and an improved kitchen.