Paynters Lane End Methodist Church, Illogan, Cornwall
Cambourne, Redruth and Hayle Methodist Circuit has witnessed a decline in attendance at a number of its chapels. The Circuit has used this as an opportunity to consolidate its congregations and to plan a purpose built new Church Centre in Redruth. CPL have used their experience of residential and church design to gain detailed planning approval for residential conversion of a number of now closed chapel buildings. Paynters Lane End Methodist Church is one of the chapels that has closed. Although not Listed, it is of significant historic importance and is treasured by many people in the local area. Planning consent has been granted for sensitively designed maisonettes with double height spaces retaining the decorative and ornate vaulted ceilings and other important historical features. The proceeds raised from the sale of the chapel, with the benefit of detailed planning approval, will help fund a significant new centre for worship and mission in the area whilst also ensuring that this historic Methodist chapel is granted new life through adaptation and sustainable re-use.