Farm Street Church | Mayfair, London

Project type: Grade II Listed Refurbishment
Client: Farm Street Church
Project cost: £150K
Status: Completed 2014
Services: Listed Building Application, Interior Design,
  Contract Administration, Fundraising Advice, Restoration & Refurbishment
Team: BSPS Ltd, Red Acoustics, Smith Squared

This Grade II Listed Victorian Presbytery and Vestry situated in Mayfair’s Mount Street is used by church community groups and for Parish activities. The building comprises some superb spaces, the most prominent being a double height Parish Hall, a multi-functional space hosting lectures, screenings, events and clubs. Smaller meeting rooms also served as educational spaces. Years of haphazard repairs and alterations had left them looking somehow tired and neglected. Listed Building consent for a full restoration, and the brief to refresh the interiors and improve the community’s experience of the building, was achieved.

Works to the original historic fabric included careful renovation of the original timber panelling, replacement of modern panel radiators with a more suitable cast iron Victorian design. Plasterwork and the flooring were refurbished, and a more refined and sympathetic colour scheme introduced. To improve acoustic and thermal performance of the impressive original stained glass windows, discrete secondary glazing was installed and room ambience was further improved by large, wall mounted sound absorbing panels. Other works included installation of new AV, large bespoke joinery items, FF&E, lighting and window dressing.