Johnshaven Church – Conversion to Apartments

Johnshaven Church – Conversion to Apartments

Christie Gillespie provided Civil and Structural Engineering services for the conversion of an existing listed church building into four contemporary flatted units. The project consisted of the installation of a new floor level within the old church to create four new apartments. Our challenge was to create a floor with minimum structural depth to allow maximum room heights at each level. We utilised the new party walls to form the main loadbearing structure which reduced the floor spans and structural depth.

Mezzanine bedrooms were also created with new structural elements between the original church attic trusses which allowed this feature to be retained showing the character of the original building.


Architect: Kerry Smith Architects