The site extends to 0.13 acres and comprises a Former Methodist Church and adjoining Minister’s House. The church is Grade II* listed and dates from the late 1860s and has fallen into a derelict state following a fire in 2002.
The site is now a shell with the design philosophy to retain and repair the existing fabric and place a lightweight contemporary structure inside and on top of the shell to create the accommodation space.
Dorset Council granted full Planning Permission in November 2019 for: “Reconstruction and change of use of church to 25 apartments and remedial works to existing house” (Ref: WP/19/00370/FUL).
Dorset Council also granted Listed Building Consent in November 2019 for: “Internal & external alterations to facilitate the reconstruction & change of use of church to 25. no apartments and remedial works to existing house” (Ref: WP/19/00371/LBC).
Former Methodist Church, Weymouth, DT4 8AZGBDorsetDT4 7TH32, Melcombe Avenue