About The Project
Crossway Church is part of the Heygate Estate, a large housing estate located in Southwark, south London. The estate is currently being demolished as part of the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area. In June 2013 we were approached by Mott MacDonald Limited, on behalf of Southwark Council, to investigate the feasibility of relocating the church premises to the site of the Castle Daycentre, adjacent to the Strata Tower. A residential block providing six flats is to occupy the remainder of the site. The United Reformed Church’s vision for the new church is for a durable and accessible building which offers a warm welcome and allows great flexibility in use with multiple spaces. The job involves balancing the requirements of the client with that of the United Reform Church and the end user, to create an accessible Christian community centre at the heart of Elephant and Castle.