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St Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church

 

Kenton Road, Harrow, London HA3

 

The first Byzantine style church to be constructed in the United Kingdom for over 100 years.

 

Approximately 32.0m long by 23.0m wide on plan with a maximum height at the top of the main dome of 17.5m above existing ground level, founded on a reinforced concrete piled raft foundation substructure.

 

The superstructure of the Church has been designed using cast in-situ reinforced concrete as the preferred construction material for the load bearing elements.  Concrete is ideal for this type of structure as it can be readily moulded to form all the required intricate arch barrel and dome shapes synonymous with a Byzantine styled building, with the benefit of the added strength of the internal reinforcing bars. Both the barrel arch and domes were constructed using a sprayed concrete technique that eliminated the need to use any shutters, thus reducing labour costs and considerably speeding up construction time.

 

The exterior of the building was clad with 215mm thick facing brickwork and stonework in order to replicate the traditional look of a Byzantine Church. The brickwork and stonework had to be carefully detailed in order to produce the intricate arches, recesses and reveals.

 

A once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved with this project that will be a testament to the Greek Orthodox Community of Harrow and will be cherished for many years to come.

 

GIA: circa 650m²/ 7,000ft²

 

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