lerwick baptist church, shetland isles

Faced with the need to replace their three storey Victorian Church with a modern building, a search was commenced for a new location where a building could be constructed which fitted the needs and aspirations of a growing and vigorous congregation.

They finally settled on a "green field" site to the south of Lerwick on the edge of the Quoys development and overlooking the sea to the east.

To this end, the intention is for the New Community Church Building at Quoys to be used to reach out into the community at large, 7 days a week, not just on Sundays. As part of their plan they intend to offer the following opportunities:- Sunday Services, Creche Facilities, Children's Clubs during the week as well as on Sunday, Youth Groups for varying ages, Parent and Toddler Groups, Lunches for Pensioners and the Elderly, and a Cafe Facility to be providedin house by volunteers and/or by a local organisation."

The brief therefore called for a design which is very flexible so as to allow the wide range of activities to take place sometimes simultaneously all year round.

The following pictures show views of the building in October when the roof was being constructed.

The construction is expected to finish in April with the facility opening shortly afterwards.

Lerwick Baptist Church rendering of view looking east.

Proposed look for the building's exterior.

Lerwick - proposed exterior

Lerwick - Floorplan

Floorplan for the new building

Lerwick - floorplan

Lerwick - East Elevation

Proposed East elevations for the property.

Lerwick - East Elevation

Lerwick - South Elevation

Proposed South elevations for the property

Lerwick - South Elevation

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