This was a commercial project for the country's
largest funeral furnishers consisting of a new
operations centre for East and North London. The
development includes office accommodation, stores,
vehicle maintenance and mortuary facilities.
The centrepiece of the £1.6 million project is an
ecumenical chapel, octagonal in form and built as a
brick drum with a lead clad roof, oak lined internally.
The chapel was an interesting design challenge
influenced both by commercial considerations and by
the demands of various religious groups within a
racially mixed community.
The drawing above is part of a sequence produced to
illustrate the roof geometry to the client. These three
dimensional studies were later developed to full
working drawings for construction.