Kitchen for a medieval church

We were asked if we could fit a dual use kitchen in the back corner of St Mary’s Church Westbury. Dual use meant one side for the flower arrangers and the other for tea and lunch makers. The large building would unheated and with the damp walls any normal kitchen would not survive for long. Our suggestion was to build a free standing room, insulated and completely separate from the rest of the building and make units that were designed to cope with the harsh environment. We then had to extend the existing oak screen to hide the kitchen and storage area at the side of the kitchen.

Church kitchen hidden behind the new screen

 Church kitchen one side of units for flower arrangingChurch kitchen for food preparation

Church kitchen the screen is as big as the workshopChurch kitchen basic framework built

Church kitchen engineered ceiling and insulation added to the wallsChurch kitchen before