With an intricate design and a futuristic building when it was built in 1971, English Martyrs Church presented a huge design challenge upon refurbishment.
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With an intricate design and a futuristic building when it was built in 1971, English Martyrs Church in Wembley features a circular timber portal frame dominated by a copper-finished 11m tall turret, on which the original copper veral felt was delaminating and allowing water penetration. The Diocese of Westminster needed to address the problem to avoid serious damage to the building fabric.
“When the church was originally built, economics dictated copper faced felt was used in place of traditional copper. We were going to use a modern version of copper veral. We discovered Langley supplied the material and offered a package of design, monitoring and installation by Approved Contractors, which meant a single source of accountability. That degree of end-to-end support made Langley the obvious choice.”
Chris Fanning, Diocese of Westminster Chief Surveyor