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Redevelop the site of the existing Salvation Army Church in central Coventry, designing a modern, flexible and inclusive place for worship and provide space for community support and recreation. 


  • LocationUpper Well Street, Coventry 
  • SectorSports and Community 
  • Client: The Salvation Army 

The ‘Design and Build’ of a new Salvation Army Church with inclusive and flexible facilities in city centre location.


The site is of historical significance and adjacent to one of the last visible remains of Coventry’s medieval wall. The client required us to demolish the old building and create a welcoming, flexible space, that is inclusive to all and offers an inspiring place to worship, whilst respecting and complimenting its surroundings. 


We commissioned archaeological specialists to carry out a 6week investigation of the area closest to the medieval wall once the original structures were demolished. Reports were created and archived with the University of Birmingham and any finds were thoughtfully protected or included into the new design to anchor the building to Coventry’s past for future generations. 

To fulfil the inclusive and welcoming needs of the client, we designed a single-storey building providing a 300seat flexible worship space, general community rooms and catering kitchen; all radiating from a large central foyer that would be a hub of activity. The central foyer also opens out onto a tranquil enclosed garden adjacent to the ancient city wall.  

Reflecting and celebrating its rich cultural past, we included structural elements such as a vaulted ceiling and bespoke stainedglass window in the main worship space, adding grandeur and freedom for reflection.  


  • Architects: HSSP
  • Principle Contractor: Wildgoose Construction Limited
  • Quantity Surveyors: Davis Langdon