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Chatham Corps, Salvation Army

Client
The Salvation Army

Value
£860k

Brief

The Salvation Army (Uk & ROI) is part of the wider international Salvation Army, which is at work in 127 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

The Corps at Chatham was the sixteenth oldest Salvation Army centre in the world and positioned at the end of a high street undergoing major redevelopment, the building was no longer suitable for the varying functions that the Salvation Army undertook in the Medway community.

The design of the new extension to their existing worship hall included three multi-purpose meeting rooms at first floor level. The gallery in the new stairway also provided access onto the balcony in the main worship hall and for the first time in the building’s history, wheelchair users could access the balcony area. The building was completed in April 2014, on time for the Salvation Army Chatham’s 140th anniversary celebration and a wedding which had been booked before building works commenced.

Betteridge & Milsom provided Quantity Surveying services and supported the client ad design team through the project. With the challenge of working in the historic building and programme pressures, the scheme was completed to great success.

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