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Contemporary reordering of St Michael le Belfrey, York

Contemporary reordering of St Michael le Belfrey York

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​St Michael le Belfrey Church
Competition | Shortlisted

​​Contemporary reordering of St Michael le Belfrey, York

The Parochial Church Council of St Michael le Belfrey Church invited architect-led multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to enter a competition for the reordering of St Michael le Belfrey Church in York.

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The Grade I-listed church is situated in the heart of York’s historic centre and lies in a conservation area immediately adjacent to York Minster. The church had been identified as requiring essential works, where an opportunity had been identified for the building to be refurbished and alterations made to create a space that is fit for the purposes of 21st century worship and mission.

Five practices have been shortlisted to participate in the design phase of the contemporary reordering of St Michael le Belfrey Church in York.

The shortlisted practices, who will now begin working on their design proposals, are:

  • Dow Jones
  • LDN Architects
  • Purcell
  • Simpson & Brown
  • Steyn Studio and Anthony Grimshaw Associates

A public exhibition of the 5 shortlisted designs will be held at St Michael le Belfrey Church on the 11 to 17 May. An online exhibition of the proposed schemes will also be available to view on the competition website.

Reverend Matthew Porter, vicar at St Michael le Belfrey Church, said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with these experienced and creative architect-led teams and look forward to seeing how they interpret our requirements as a contemporary, faith-filled church family, worshipping in our Grade I-listed building. We are excited to see how they might create a beautiful, flexible, modern space which blends thoughtfully with the church’s architecture and history.”

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