New parish facilities in a big parish church.

St Anne’s Edge Hill (where Vincent Nichols, current Archbishop of Westminster once worked) is a historic Catholic church designed by Hansom and extended by Pugin, and was once said to have the most populous Catholic parish in England.

In recent years it absorbed the parish of St Bernard’s, Toxteth, and this has prompted several alterations that needed approval from the Historic Churches. Comtechsa has assisted by preparing the drawings and submissions for these alterations which included replacing the hard and uncomfortable bench pews with a concentric arrangement of upholstered seats, reconfiguring the side chapel for weekday services and installing mementos from St Bernard’s Church.

The adjoining priests house (in fact originally it housed monks, as the parish was a Benedictine foundation) has been used by Asylum Link Merseyside (ALM) in a mutually beneficial arrangement, but it is clear that it will be better for all parties if the church and house are more formally separated, so plans are now under way to provide parish facilities in some of the areas of the church buildings which have been used by ALM.

You can walk through the design using the BIMx software from the link below.