Recclesia has been commissioned as Principal Contractor to carry out the re-roofing of seven principal roofs at the Grade I listed St. Laurences Church in Church Stretton, Shropshire. The project will begin in Spring 2018 and run for six months. Work is set to include alterations to the tower roof, recovering of all seven roofs throughout the church, reinstatement of ceilings and other associated conservation and repair work.
The nave of the church dates from the 12th century, and the transepts from the following century. The chancel and the upper stage of the tower are from the 15th century. The south vestry was added in 1831, and west aisles were added to the transepts during a restoration by S. Pountney Smith in 1867–68 before further restorations in 1882 and in 1932. In 2010 the interior of the church was modernised by replacing the pews with movable chairs, and by installing new heating, lighting and sound systems.
The project is being completed alongside Lesley Lloyd Architect, Shire Consulting, CPS and Greenscape Ecological who are overseeing the works due to the presence of bats on the site and is expected to be complete in November 2018.