Thomson Gray have completed the restoration of Greyfriars Charteris Centre with architects Konishi Gaffney. Following an invited competition in 2017, the refurbishment and infill extension of the former church provides flexible workspace, a community hub, events space, and a non-denominational sanctuary. The focus was to improve the Centre’s visibility and accessibility by rationalising and simplifying the entrance with the reception and lobby area being consolidated into a single level with lift access to other areas. A wide stair and seating area was formed to create views and connections throughout the building using a simple material palette of maple, walnut, and birch faced plywood.

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