Statements of Need

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 have the skills and experience to provide high quality, comprehensive statements of needs for church congregations of all traditions and sizes. No fuss, no waffle – just the information and analysis you need to build your project on.

Pricing options:

Client team meeting

  • we will meet your project team on site to offer early stage advice on your proposals, fundraising, community consultation, what kinds of changes to the building might be viable, and your next steps.
  • £60 per hour + travel at 45p per mile
  • if you commission a statement of need from us, we will deduct the hourly fees for the visit from your final invoice.

Statement of need

  • full statement of need
  • we will do as much research as the case requires – without charging you any additional fees
  • full illustrated write up
  • digital format with hard copy option
  • starting from £1200 + travel at 45p per mile

Interested? Contact us for a quotation.

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