glenorchy urc

hmad|architects created a dramatic new entrance lobby to welcome visitors for worship and upgraded the facilities to enable the Church to achieve its mission within the wider community.


The existing church and adjoining halls were accessed from the street via separate entrances at different levels. Our design features a prominent and contemporary fully glazed entrance porch with automatic doors leading into the new double height foyer. 


The church building is now more accessible with a single welcoming principal entrance from the street. The upgraded facilities enjoy greater use by the wider community and have improved the thermal efficiency of the building, meaning that less energy is required to heat the spaces.​

"Our architects were a constant support to us from initial talks, through design, agreeing to a specification, tendering, appointing a contractor and seeing that everything was finished on time and within budget. We are delighted with our church."

Bob Austen, Church Project Coordinator.