St. Mary & St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church

Client: St. Mary & St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church

Rance Booth Smith Architects were appointed to design an extension to this Grade II listed church, set within Green Belt land in Arthington, near Pool in Wharfedale.

Due to the restrictions and constraints of the site, a bespoke design was established for the location and for the intersection to the existing building. Through close consultation with the Leeds Conservation Department we designed a modern extension that complemented the existing building without impacting key original features of the building.

The low level metal clad extension will provide much needed additional space to the church in the form of a multipurpose hall and will also improve the entrance approach and access to the building.