Back in December 2022. we shared details of a project we were working on in Wood Green, Haringey in our article ‘God works all things together for good’. Six months on, we are delighted to announce that the building project to extend the building has now been completed on time and within budget.
Church Growth Trust (CGT) is the trustee of a property Trust that owns Alexandra Hall in Wood Green, London. Since 2005 this has been let to Grace Baptist Church.
The project in brief
- Demolition of old lean-to structures
- Creation of a new multi-purpose meeting space
- Reconfiguration of internal layout
The project comprised the demolition of old lean-to structures to the rear of the existing building, and the addition of a new single-storey extension that created a new multi-purpose meeting space. There were also internal reconfigurations that enhanced the kitchen space, including the addition of a fully accessible WC. The facilities are positioned centrally so they can be shared by both the existing hall and the newly extended space to the rear.
Transformation of the space and light
The flexible nature of the new space means Grace Baptist Church can enrich and extend their mission and outreach. Ryan King pastor of Grace Baptist Church says “It is hoped that the new extension will help us serve more people and that together with other renovations, the building will be fit for purpose as we look to the future with God’s grace.”
Barry adds “We have been delighted with CGT’s professionalism and Christian ethos. For them, it is not just bricks and mortar, but about the spiritual concern and interests of those with whom they work.”
Coste & Beno Ltd, the building contractor for the project, has also shown commitment and dedication throughout, resulting in works of exceptional quality. They have founding directors who are both Christians and have previously worked with CGT on another church extension and renovation in North London. Their flexible approach was key to ensuring that the costs matched resources.
We pray that the new facilities will be a true blessing to the church as they continue to grow and spread the Gospel to the people of Wood Green.