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Welcome to B & R

Building the Future, Protecting the Past

Some years ago, we found ourselves rescuing a church that had been abandoned. That church is now functioning in its own space and 8 families live above and behind it in some beautiful apartments.

Then we found that there were many – many – more churches just like that one and we have set out on an adventure to work with congregations across the land who have a vision for their buildings.

A little faith, A big vision, Lots of hard work

New Projects

Colwell Bay/Wellow, Isle of Wight

Colwell Baptist Church

Colwell Bay/ Wellow, Isle of Wight

Our aim here is to create a new church on the site of an old Baptist church in the seaside resort of Colwell, a lovely little town on the western edge of the Isle of Wight.

Wellow Baptist Church (disused)

To do this, we intend to build 3 beautiful new detached houses immediately next to the church, to convert a disused chapel in the village of Wellow (some 4 miles into two architect-designed homes and build a new detached property in the rear of the garden. We anticipate these properties will be available for purchase towards the end of 2019

Durham Road, Gateshead

Durham Road Baptist Church, Gateshead

Durham Road, Gateshead

The early victorian sanctuary is no longer viable as a church building and so we are converting it into 9 glorious 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. The original church to the rear of the building is to be restored as a living, functioning church for the community.

Our architects have designed some stage-of-the-art apartments that incorporate many of the original building’s features. We anticipate these apartments will be ready towards the end of 2019

Parkstone, Poole

Parkstone Church, Poole, Dorset

Parkstone, Poole, Dorset

This delightful Edwardian building is situated between Poole and Bournemouth, some 2 miles from Poole Bay. We are working with the congregation to develop a modern church facility on the ground floor and a suite of stunning apartments to be built into the upper stories. This project is in its early planning stages and subject to permission, it is likely the apartments will be available in 2020.

King’s Stanley, Stroud

King’s Stanley Baptist Church & Schoolrooms

King’s Stanley, Stroud

Hidden away in the south western Cotswold hills is a very charming hamlet on the edge of King’s Stanley. Situated on on the Cotswold Way, the church is surplus to requirements and we are about to start its conversion into some spectacular apartments. Plans are currently being prepared for approval and subject to permission, we anticipate these being available in 2019.

About B&R

Chipping Norton – Before the work

Churches up and down the country are struggling with buildings built for the needs of a previous generation. They are old, inefficient and expensive to maintain. 

B & R was set up to help a congregation in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire to recover a building that was so dilapidated they had had to abandon it.

Chipping Norton – After the work

We work with church congregations across the country to help them recover the use of their buildings for the 21st century.

We use the spaces above and around the church space to create beautiful living accommodation that can be sold to cover the cost of the works and to provide a legacy organisation to manage the long term needs of the physical building.

Not surprisingly, we are based in Chipping Norton in rural Oxfordshire however we work with congregations wherever there is a need and the physical buildings are suitable for our creative teams to work with.

If you would like to know more about us and how we might be able to assist your congregation then contact us on 01608 641600 or email us at office@bandrltd.com

Contact

B & R

3a Marston House, Banbury Road, Chipping Norton. OX7 5SR

email : office@bandrltd.com

Telephone : 0845 880 1959