New Church, Café and Meeting Rooms, Nightingale Place, Dunfermline

ORA were commissioned by the Church of Scotland Property Services Department to design a new church for the Dunfermline East Congregation who had been without permanent accommodation since the early 1980’s.

The building offers flexible and adaptable space which comprises of a Sanctuary, Café/Multi Purpose Foyer, Meeting Rooms, Kitchen, Office, Children’s Soft Play and Toilets. The bi-parting folding screen between the Sanctuary and the Foyer allows a large Community Event Space of 200sqm to be formed. A similar arrangement can be found in the meeting rooms.

Encapsulated within a striking aluminium, stepped, barrel vaulted roof with clerestory lighting, filtering natural light into the entrance foyer, the building conveys a bold and contemporary look. Alu-clad screens and windows, smooth render and aluminium rainwater goods reinforce the contemporary imagery.

Client:Church of Scotland