Proposals to extend !Audacious Church on Trinity Way, Salford have been given the green light by Salford City Council [29th July].

Designed by Preston-based David Cox Architects, the new five-storey link building adjoining the existing Church will allow for increased capacity at the venue and create a true landmark on a scale which likened to a modern-day cathedral.

!Audacious Church has grown steadily and rapidly since its inception 13 years ago. Currently meeting across four separate locations and hosting eight services every weekend, over 5,000 people across the region embrace !Audacious as their church. This 38,000 sq ft expansion development stemmed from a genuine need for a larger space to accommodate the growth of its community and will provide the infrastructure to support local families, healthcare, education and also neighbouring businesses.

Steven Gallagher, Associate at David Cox Architects commented “We’ve been working closely with various stakeholders on this scheme to ensure the design fully meets the needs of the church for the next five to 10 years, based on its existing level of growth. As a specialist in designing religious and community buildings, the team gave careful consideration to the church provision and the holistic experience of attending a church service, together with pragmatic sequencing of the construction phases to maintain continued operation of the existing church building during this time. Importantly, the scheme’s visual presence ensures that it is recognisable to visitors and potential future visitors, helping it to be a welcome feature of the city.”

Planning permission was granted subject to the approval of materials under delegated powers.

The planning consultant was Euan Kellie Property Solutions, Clancy Consulting provided Civil and Structural Engineering services, LeClardo acted as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering consultant, Project Management services was provided by Spring and Co. and Urban Green was landscape architect and ecology and arboriculture consultant.

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