ST MICHAEL'S CONVENT, GERRARDS CROSS
Client The Trustees of the Church Extension Association
Dates Full Planning Permission granted March 2015
The Community of the Sisters of the Church, based in Ham, have embarked on a project to relocate their home to Gerrards Cross. The site for their new convent is within a Conservation Area and an Area of Special Character. The existing buildings on the site include an example of an Arts and Crafts period property, currently known as ‘Howard House’, which has been significantly extended for use as a care home over the last 50 years. The evolution of the design proposals, including the refurbishment of the existing buildings and creation of a new Chapel, have been driven by an informed, methodical and emotive approach in response to sensitive and particularly site conditions.