St. Catherine’s Church, Neasden
In 2016 NDB started refurbishment works at St Catherine’s Church, Neasden, 100 years from when the first project to complete the build of the church was stopped due to the lack of funds. For 40 years a temporary corrugated iron wall was erected across the western end of the structure (now the entrance) instead of an originally planned tower and stood that way for 40 years. In the 1950s the back of the church was extended by one section and finished off with a permanent brick wall and porch.
NDB began the new project with a refresh of new glass doors and a disabled access ramp. Following this a full internal refurbishment was delivered with external roof works.
Internally, the works included general decoration, new flooring, a new kitchen with café area and new toilets.
Our client, Robert Harrison, was extremely pleased with the delivered project. Since the church was still open during the time of works, the church community were very much exposed to the works and the presence of our site team. The client was very happy with the respect our team always had towards the community ensuring there were no disruptions to their visits.
“The newly formed cafe area is used by a growing number of community groups. On February 10th 2018 we held the first ever Neasden Winter Festival, in partnership with local businesses and community groups. There is a children’s ballet class there once a month. Brent Arts are now holding more regular exhibitions and now launch their exhibitions with a performance art event in the cafe area. This is just the sort of thing we hoped to be accommodating when we planned the changes. In addition, the new toilets and the kitchen facility (café area) are a great improvement for those who come to Christian worship on Sundays, and for holding meetings and groups.”
Robert Harrison, Vicar.