Successful projects rest on a thorough understanding of the building combined with an equally thorough understanding of its current constraints and the practical needs of the community it serves. For church buildings these constraints and needs are laid out in a documents called a statement of need. This statement is a tool for exploring the needs of changing local congregations and communities, and what practical measures are required to meet these needs in your historic building. The statement is based on objective evidence, including demographic data from the ONS as well as church sources. Together with a statement of significance, it will guide your architect in their design work, help you make a case to funders, and is essential for decision makers when it comes to gaining permission for your project.
We work collaboratively with the PCC and/or project group to produce a Statement of Need. We offer two ways of working:
a) working with you to develop an existing Statement of Need, often in response to feedback from the DAC or other consultees
b) working with you from the start of your project to create a full Statement of Need.
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Recent projects include: Wokingham All Saints, Aldermaston St Mary, Bloxham St Mary, Kidlington St Mary, Shoreham St Mary de Haura, Brightwalton All Saints, Cowley SS Mary and John, Fleet All Saints, Leckhampstead St James