Building In Faith was a presentation given by the chairman of the property task force Graham Pathuis last weekend. Over nearly two hours he outlined the background, the rationale and the process around the concept development, including next steps and 3D walkthrough of the site. Below is a precis of his presentation…
The Leadership team set up an approach to the planning which included the Terms of Reference (July 2016). This would provide key planning activities that would take place, ensuring diligence to the process on behalf of the congregation.
With the establishment of the project taskforce in August 2016, one of the first tasks was the acquisition of the Council drainage reserve strip between Port Elliot Road and Sutherland Avenue. This received Ministerial approval in Jan 2017 with the title transfer in June 2017. This meant the development site area was no longer impeded by the strip of land reserve.
Having engaged every department in the church in Nov-Dec 2016, a needs analysis report was released in May 2017 outlining the sense of vision, needs and mission. This would enable the concept plans to develop fit for purpose facilities and building in step with a sense of God’s leading through the congregations.
The current draft concept received Leadership endorsement in Feb 2018.
Entry: Reasonable sized undercover area and verandahs along entry frontage for weather protection
Foyer: Increase current foyer from around 27m2 to 110m2 + 26m2 for entry. Circulation between services vastly improved reducing bottlenecks.
Multi-purpose room: Meetings, Groups (care & share, prayer groups, small groups, overflow for staff/administrative needs, overflow for parents using nursing room.
Kitchen: from 20m2 to 35m2 + separated servery and counter space of 18m2.
Multi-use Nursing Room – bi-folding operable wall
Approximately double size of current worship space – 350 capacity.
Operable wall/bi-fold doors for major events providing additional versatility and flexibility for hospitality space.
Backstage: Preparation room can double as prayer room. Access to storage on either side of stage.