18 JUN 2019
The BCIS Online featured project for July 2019, submitted by KSP Consultancy, is the new-build Locks Heath Free Church and the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the existing church for the combined cost of £4m, located in Hampshire. Both buildings will be linked via a walkway at ground and first floor levels.
The church expansion was necessary due to increased church membership and attendances to the Sunday congregation, which far exceeded the seating capacity available in the existing church. This is in contrast to the general findings of a report published in November 2018 by the Church of England, called Statistics for Mission, which found that attendances at church services had gradually fallen by between 10-20% from 2007 to 2017.
The construction works were funded from a number of sources including donations, the sale of a church property, fund raising activities and grants.
The project was procured as a design and build using the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016 based on a phased contract period of 72 weeks.
The 1- and 2-storey church provides:
The building cost at £1,863/m2 (1Q2018), compares with the average of £2,855/m2 for 33 church projects on the same basis on the BCIS Online database. The functional unit rate equates to £6,211 per person.
Substructure, at £162/m2 includes:
Superstructure, at £870/m2 includes:
Finishes, at £247/m2 include:
Fittings and furnishings, at £64/m2 include:
Services, at £520/m2 include:
The refurbishment and reconfiguration of the existing 2-storey church provides a 180Nr seat auditorium, multi-use rooms, pre-school area and a youth suite at a building cost of £335/m2 (1Q2018).
Substructure, at £7/m2 includes:
Superstructure, at £97/m2 includes:
Finishes, at £71/m2 include:
Fittings and furnishings, at £11/m2 include:
Services, at £149/m2 include:
External and facilitating works at a cost of £432,975 include:
The £/m2 figures include preliminaries at 18.56% and overheads and profit at 7.15%.
BCIS would like to thank KSP Consultancy for providing the data and all those who have submitted projects to be published online. Cost analyses are available as part of the BCIS Online service.
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