Whetstone Baptist Church

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was appointed to carry out groundworks for the brand new Whetstone Baptist Church in Leicestershire.

Key details

Client
WBC Design Co Ltd
Project manager
KPW Architects
Project value
£380k
Date
Feb - Dec 2017

Key aims and challenges

A baptist church has existed in Whetstone for hundreds of years. The current building dates from 1909.

The church, which has a congregation of over 300 people, came up with ambitious plans to design, fund and build a brand new, purpose-built church building.

In 2013, the church completed the purchase of a plot of land. Architects were appointed to develop a contemporary design, featuring a worship area for 500 people and a baptistry, as well as flexible community space and amenities.


How did we do?

Danaher & Walsh took over the site in February 2017 and carried out all earthworks, drainage and ducting works for incoming utilities.

Foundations were then installed for the complex steel-framed building, including connection points for the steels. 

In a second phases of works, internal sleeper walls and external cavity walls were constructed up to DPC level. Concrete block and beam flooring was installed across the footprint of the building.