Redland Parish Church Hall

Long Rake Spar were interested to learn that Redland Parish Church was originally a chapel built in the 1740’s, which became a parish church when Redland parish was formed in 1942.

The church was originally built in a north-west suburb of Bristol that was almost entirely rural. Now known as Redland, it has since evolved into a thriving residential community with very different needs from its predecessors.

As a very active church, catering for the whole community with a pre-school, clubs for teenagers, support for local schools to deliver RE lessons and even a cricket team, Redland Parish Church needed more space…

Redland Church decided it was time to build a new 520m² single-storey double height parish hall in Redland Green.

The building was designed to be energy efficient and sustainable. For its environmentally friendly credentials, SureSet’s Norwegian Pearl permeable resin bound paving was specified for a new accessible pathway. Incorporating stunning, bright, natural aggregates from Long Rake Spar, the paving is a fully permeable, SuDS complaint surface which complements the other eco-friendly design features incorporated into the building, including improved insulation and solar panels.

Having received a total of 121m² paving, the fantastic new hall is now open and the Church has been able to increase its activities with the installation of internal partitions that allow the hall to be divided up to three separate areas without disruption.

People using the new Parish Hall benefit from a beautiful looking, smooth and accessible footpath that requires minimal maintenance.

Contractors: SureSet

Client: Redland Parish Church