Chester church shows off £500K refurb
Chester’s Wesley Church has reopened after a £500K refurbishment by Armitage Construction.
Wesley Church has opened its doors to the public once more after Armitage Construction gave it a £500,000 makeover, adding underfloor heating, among other amenities.
Thomas Harrison originally designed the listed Chester building, which opened for the first time in 1812. Armitage took charge of the refurbishment, while Donald Insall Associates managed the design of the project: a partnership that has proved to be a successful one.
Armitage has levelled the floor, removed a number of pews, and installed a roof light and lighting scheme designed to showcase the building’s classical arches and columns. The firm has also installed a stage to illustrate its status as a bona fide concert venue. Underfloor heating has also been installed to make parishioners’ lives more comfortable.
Donald Insall’s Andre Flanagan feels that the church is in good shape to welcome the public back with open arms. He commented:
“Over its history, the church has undergone many different phases of refurbishment to meet the changing needs of its congregation. This latest design is a new chapter in the ongoing history of Wesley Church and we are pleased to have been part of the team.”
Armitage Construction contracts manager, Peter Harper, also expressed how delighted he was to take part in the church’s refurbishment. He added that the partnership was a hugely successful and proactive one and that the result is a proud transformation of one of Chester’s most beloved landmarks.