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The Corporation of Church House, Westminster


As a practice, we are proud to have been the chosen architects for The Corporation of Church House for the past 25 years. This stunning building houses the Church of England’s administrative and decision making centre.

The Brief

Located in the heart of Westminster Abbey, this prestigious Grade II listed building is located in sight of the Houses of Parliament. It forms an integral part of the Abbey and the Dean’s Yard complex.

The original Church House was founded in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Over the years, it has played a major part for the two Houses of Parliament in World War II and held the first meetings of the United Nations Preparatory Commission and Security Council. Today, the building hosts many exciting events and distinguished guests.

To date, we have been involved in a number of exciting projects carried out with the highest degree of sensitivity to comply with the site’s extensive heritage.

Our Solution

During our time working with The Church House, notable projects have included two full refurbishments of clerical offices and the refurbishment of the Conference Centre’s commercial kitchens, great halls and rooms with innovative technology that promote the Centre’s competitive capability for its guests.

I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to comment on the contribution made by Lawray Architects to the recently completed Combined Services Centre in Llandrindod Wells. As lead consultants on a project with three separate stakeholders, their role was always going to be challenging. I was however, very impressed by the professional manner in which they succeeded not only in delivering a quality final product, but also in balancing with skill and patience the competing demands of their three ‘clients ’throughout both the planning and construction phases of the project. From a Dyfed Powys Police perspective, we were very satisfied with the design solutions offered and the ensuing facilities have received complimentary comments from the occupants

Perry Simpson. Capital Projects Manager

Dyfed Powys Police