A 150-year-old church in London’s Hackney borough is being transformed into workspaces.
The St Michael & All Angels Church will be converted with the help of developer Aitch Group and property investor VFund. Together, the two firms will refurbish the Grade I building and create a work campus.
The campus will feature two buildings, Vetus and Novum, which will begin construction as soon as a tenant is locked in. Vetus is anticipated to take one year to complete, while Novum may take 18 months. The over 14,000 square foot space will feature meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, as well as unique design that maintains the former church’s environment.
“Vetus and Novum will see the unification and artful re-purposing of St Michael & All Angels church building,” said Adam Shafron, director at VFund. “Our joint partnership with Aitch Group on this project will see life brought back to the rare Grade I listed building which will make the perfect hub within the centre of London’s creative quarter.”
More and more churches are being converted into workspaces, apartment complexes, and other real estate structures across London. This follows the trend of repurposing both high-class and lower-class buildings in order to improve their value, particularly during the post-pandemic era.