Development of the Welsh Presbyterian Church in Waterloo is approaching completion with all restoration and repair works complete and fit out now underway.
The 11 month project is expected to be finalised in May where the new homes will be released for sale. Building contractor, Frank Rogers team has carried out the works, sub-contracting and working with specialist heritage contractors and suppliers at critical points, on behalf of sister company FR Developments.
The main church building will house three apartments (one one-bed and two two-bed) and three, three-bedroom townhouses. Each has been fitted to an exceptionally high standard using modern finishing’s and fixtures whilst retaining and enhancing the original church features where possible.
Staircases have been introduced including an original that was removed, repaired and reintroduced. Repairs to the external facade, including the church tower, have been carried out using a traditional lime render system whilst original windows have been preserved and repaired using traditional lead techniques.
Frank Rogers Managing Director, Dean Rogers said:
“This has been a challenging scheme as we set ourselves some fairly high goals from the outset in terms of preserving and restoring the original church features where possible. There has been a real marriage of traditional techniques and products with ultra-modern approaches and methodology. We wanted to create homes that meet the standards of modern day living whilst preserving the original integrity of the church.”
“This is a really important building that sits on the main thoroughfare in the heart of Waterloo and so there has naturally been significant interest in the development throughout. We’ve already had a lot of enquiries into the new homes and have just released CGI’s. We’re set to open the church homes for public viewing in May when all of the properties will be released for sale to the public.”
“This has been a fantastic development for Frank Rogers, that has showcased the best our business has to offer, led by the Development team and utilising the skills of the Contracting business to manage and carry out all of the works.”