Refreshing and Renewal at The Gate, Reading - Phase 1 Complete
The Gate Church in Reading are known for their vision of Refreshing and Renewal.
CPL Architects are pleased to have recently completed a new church building for The Gate’s Meadway site, which represents a close collaboration to provide new church facilities for The Gate, replacing the previous building, which was no longer suitable for their needs.
The new building is designed in stone and copper cladding and includes a contemporary double height, flexible worship space with baptistry and integrated AV systems, a café, modern toilet facilities, flexible meeting rooms and storage facilities on the ground floor level.
The first floor is designed to include flexible teaching spaces, meeting rooms and associated kitchen and toilet facilities with lift access and a dedicated AV room for live streaming of services.
The second floor is designed to include offices, flexible meeting and conference facilities with lift access and associated refreshment and toilet facilities. There is also an Art Room which is designed to benefit from a large overhead north light for painting, which forms an important part of the worship.
The site has been carefully landscaped to provide parking with electric charging points, cycle storage and soft landscaping, including an external terrace for the café, a secure play area for children and a garden area.
The new building is designed to meet BREEAM requirements and includes high levels of insulation, underfloor heating and passive ventilation.