The Wesley Hotel
- Client: Morgan Sindall
- Architect: Manalo & White
- Historic building
- Retention of historic façade
- Camden Town conservation area
Camden Methodist Church, built as a Wesleyan chapel in 1824, has recently been redeveloped into a luxury 4 39-bed boutique hotel, The Wesley.
The existing church brings a rich history, with a façade dating back to the 1800s, and was in need of extensive and comprehensive refurbishment to breathe new life into the building and preserve it for future generations. Working closely with the client, the design team set out to sensitively transform and renovate the church, carefully retaining elements of the original building to create a scheme that is contemporary but also has a sense of history and complements its surroundings.
A new structure was inserted into the historic brick envelope, retaining a church and community space on the lower levels. The lower ground floor of the building has been transformed into an accessible worship space, where the Camden Methodist Church will continue to meet – supporting and future-proofing the building’s purpose as a vibrant place of worship within the community.