Building Tour: Drayton Green Church with Piercy & Company

Piercy & Company lead a tour of their first civic building - a church for a growing community in West London


11:00am, Saturday, 5 October 2019


12:00pm, Saturday, 5 October 2019

Tour Guide:

Pete Jennings 

Duration: 1.0 hrs

*Tickets: £8 // AF Members and Supporters can receive 20% Discount with code

Start: 53 Drayton Green, West Ealing, London W13 0JE

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The new building features a dramatic, pleated roof that takes inspiration from the soaring ceilings and vaulted spaces of traditional church architecture, whilst also mimicking the pitched roofs of the local streetscape. This dynamic roof geometry is made possible through the hybrid structure of steel framing and cross laminated timber. 

The scheme has been created for the International Presbyterian Church in Ealing (IPC) and has evolved through a combination of extensive consultation with the congregation. The new space wraps an original grade II listed chapel, increasing the capacity from 80 people to 250, whilst still creating a vibrant, warm and light-filled space. 

Tour Guide

Pete Jennings

Pete Jennings joined Piercy&Company in 2008 after being awarded the Sheffield University Stephen Welsh prize in Architecture and selected as one of Building Magazine’s top graduating students. He led the delivery of the facade design for a £51m block in the 2012 Athletes Village.

Most recently, Pete has lead the design of Plot R8 at the King’s Cross Central as well as a large commercial scheme for Land Securities on the Southbank. He is currently leading a series of co-working projects for Brockton Capital and a residential scheme in Paddington Green conservation area for Berkeley.


*Although the Architecture Foundation charge for this tour, Drayton Green Church is a place of worship open to the community at no cost