In response to the clients requirement for community space, office, toilets and kitchen facilities we have designed a new ‘pod’ that sits within the the north aisle of the church. This free standing insertion provides an open plan gallery to the first floor, accessed by a curved staircase that wraps around the oak pod in which toilets and kitchen are located at ground floor level and a meeting room is located at first floor level. The gallery is to be used as a community museum space allowing for the flexibility of display configurations. Below the gallery is a new glazed ground floor meeting room. The project has been taken through to detailed design stage and is awaiting funding before work can commence on site.