posted 23 May 2018, 01:11 by Civic Society   [ updated 23 May 2018, 01:13 ]

Hoardings will be going up around the church shortly. They will be placed on the pavement to provide space behind for the scaffolding to support the roof cover while the roof is replaced with new slates. The pebble dashing on the walls, which currently is damaging them, will be removed and replaced with modern render. Materials for the work will be delivered via the existing Tetherdown Entrance. 

The Chapel entrance in Queens Avenue will continue to be used for services so why not come along at 10.30 on a Sunday morning and enjoy one of our varied christian services?

May 2018

posted 27 Apr 2018, 07:40 by Civic Society

A contract has been signed with Hutton Construction to refurbish the building and to add an additional floor. The building will be brought up to the latest standards after 118 years service to the Muswell Hill community.

Work will commence in June 2018 and will be re-opened in July 2019. In the meantime services are held in the temporary chapel accessed via the Queens Avenue entrance.

This exciting project involves a complete refurbishment of the external fabric including a new roof and the removal of the pebble dashing. The old tower room will be demolished to make way for a new staircase to access the extra floor that will be installed and used as a 150 seat venue. On the ground floor the existing entrance will be blocked off and a 50 seat chapel will be created with a large cafe area to encourage visitors to mix with each other. Our hope is that this will become an important meeting point for residents of Muswell Hill.

Tenders Received

posted 21 Dec 2017, 09:54 by Civic Society

The closing dates for tenders has now been reached and they will be evaluated in the New Year and we are hopeful work will commence in February 2018. Asbestos has been removed from the building and all the furniture and fittings sold except the pulpit - anyone fancy giving us an offer for the wooden pulpit or some kitchen units or even a 70 year old organ motor recently rewound?

Out to Tender

posted 15 Nov 2017, 02:57 by Civic Society

Our architect has finalised the plans and is out to tender. We hope to appoint a contractor by January and the work should start in February 2018 and take about 18 months to complete. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by contractor vehicles as the building work progresses.

Tetherdown Hall Sale Completed

posted 31 Aug 2017, 12:19 by Civic Society   [ updated 31 Aug 2017, 12:30 ]

We have completed the sale of Tetherdown Hall and the proceeds will be used to remodel the church building.
Our plan is to create a building not only fit for the the 21st century - a "smart" building, but one attractive to the local community. 
We look forward to local groups using the building and mixing with each other in the cafe area and creating a family friendly environment.

A new entrance will be created along Queens Avenue and the entrance will lead into a cafe area and a 50 seater chapel.
Upstairs the 150 seater hall, equipped with a sophisticated digital organ and modern LED stage lighting will be a good place for concerts and meetings. 

Sale of Tetherdown Hall

posted 22 Jun 2017, 11:43 by Civic Society

The sale of Tetherdown Hall is progressing and we expect to vacate the building during August. All bookings will finish at the end of July.
The plans for the refurbishment of the church are progressing well and building work should start in the Autumn.
The first phase is expected to be ready in the Autumn of 2018 and the second phase is expected to be completed by Spring of 2019.

Hall Sold

posted 3 May 2017, 23:20 by Civic Society   [ updated 29 May 2017, 13:11 ]

To fund the redevelopment of the church Tetherdown Hall has been sold. Our architects are now working up the plans ready for tendering. If all goes according to plan work should start in October 2017. It will take 18 months to complete and we hope to be back in the redeveloped building by the spring of 2019.

From the summer of 2017 our services will be held in the Small Meeting Room in the church - entrance via Queens Avenue. Look out for the notices about each service. This will be an opportunity to use different styles of services.

A building fit for purpose

posted 13 Jan 2017, 03:45 by Civic Society   [ updated 13 Jan 2017, 03:47 ]

The members of the URC church felt the 117 year old building was in need of a major refit. Our architects Mathews Serjeant have come up with a stunning plan to add an additional floor in the existing sanctuary and a new accessible entrance in Queens Avenue. This allows the existing entrance in Tetherdown to be closed and a 50 seat chapel created in the space. The newly created first floor will be a 150 seat hall for services and public events. The ground floor will have a meeting room with a large cafe area for meetings and to allow users of the building to meet up with other people. It is hoped the refurbished building will be completed in late 2018 when it is expected the local community will find this a real asset in their lives.

Planning Permission

posted 13 Jan 2017, 03:35 by Civic Society

Planning Permission has been granted redevelop the church building. To see the details go to Haringey's planning site and look for application HGY/2016/1801.

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