St Paul's Church, Hammersmith

Although it was once in the centre of the old village of Hammersmith, this Grade II* listed church is now in the middle of one of London’s busiest traffic gyratories.

Richard Griffiths Architects were appointed in 2004 by competitive
interview to design a major extension to provide accommodation for the remarkable wide range of uses of
this vibrant church.

Taking advantage of the exposed site,
the building has been designed around a welcoming and embracing western atrium, in the tradition of the early Christian Church, notably old St Peter’s in Rome.

Complex archaeological issues included the excavation and reinterment of many Victorian burials. The project has been carefully designed to be sustainable, allowing a flexible use of space, excellent thermal qualities, a sedum roof and heat exchange through the piles.

RIBA National Award 2012