New Meeting House
Hammersmith Friends need a new home. We are taking the opportunity to build a beautiful meeting house which will demonstrate our Quaker testimony to sustainability and to community engagement. It will have very low energy consumption and a minimal carbon footprint. Satellite Architects – selected from among field of 129 applicants for their track record in integrating environmental considerations into every aspect of design – have created a building that is organic, peaceful and beautiful. The materials are sustainably and, wherever possible, locally sourced. We will have brown roof and solar panels.
Quaker witness in the 21st and 22nd centuries
Hammersmith Meeting is growing and can grow more in our new lively, central location. We will host gatherings for our meeting and for Friends in London and the wider Quaker community. The wet room with shower will be useful for groups.
The beautiful round meeting room, with its high lattice brickwork window screens, will enable us to hold public functions including concerts and talks as part of our outreach to our new neighbours.
The whole building has been designed to welcome young families and be accessible to everyone, including elderly members, attenders and visitors. The flexibility of the layout and the multi-purpose design of the rooms make it possible to rent spaces to a wide range of charities and non-commercial organisations at differential rates. We will provide a home for many local community and faith groups as well as generating income for the support of meeting houses across London.
How much will it cost?
We have been offered the possibility of a new site and compensation that covers much of the building costs, within the terms of a negotiated move under the threat of a compulsory purchase order. We have to raise in the region of £300,000 to pay the costs of meeting high environmental standards and to ensure that the Meeting House will serve our needs for the 21st and 22nd centuries.
We have already raised £125,000. We still need in the region of £175,000 to help us create our new Hammersmith Meeting House as a beacon of sustainability and Quaker witness.
To accomplish our vision, we need your support.
To pay by BACS to the Appeal Bank Account:
Bank: The Co-operative Bank
Account Name: Hammersmith Quakers Building Fund
Account Number: 65677410
Sort Code: 08-92-99 (Please put your name in the reference so we can identify your donation)
To view plans of the site, click here