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Drayton Green Church

International Presbyterian Church

New worship spaces with an expressive and symbolic architectural form.

Drayton Green Church
International Presbyterian Church

Having outgrown its existing premises in Ealing, West London, The International Presbyterian Church (IPC) commissioned Piercy&Company to design a new worship and administrative space at the site. The scheme anticipated congregational growth of up to 200, providing new worship space, flexible community meeting rooms, function space, and administrative offices for the IPC. An existing Grade II listed Edwardian chapel is retained and cradled within the new scheme.

The soaring ceilings and vaulted spaces of traditional church architecture offer a key reference point for the church’s form. The pleated roof form creates a finer grain, reducing the perception of the building’s massing within a predominantly residential street. As the roof rises towards the front of the site, the folds peak in an abstracted spire, signalling the building’s ecclesiastical function.


International Presbyterian Church
Ealing, London
Gross Floor Area:
8800 sqft
Completed November 2018


  • New London Award, Cultural Building, 2019

Project Team

  • Heyne Tillet Steel, Structural Engineer
  • Arup, MEP Engineer
  • Brendan Hennessy Associates, Project Manager
  • Butler & Young, Approved Inspector
  • 18 Degrees Below Ltd, Lighting Design


  • Simone Bossi, Photographer
  • Jack Hobhouse, Photographer (Models & Furniture)