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Client: SDA Church Hampstead
Value: £500,000
Duration: October 2019 - September 2020

SDA Church Hampstead

Key Features

  • Etec delivered a scheme to repair and refurbish the listed Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hampstead
  • The building was experiencing subsidence caused by nearby tree roots which had undermined the foundations
  • This had also caused cracks to appear in the stonework
  • The works involved piled underpinning of the foundations along with repointing stonework, internal decorations, removing and reinstating stained glass windows, and providing DDA adaptations
  • This project posed several challenges involving the works, logistics, and health and safety
  • When digging the piles it was discovered that there was an abandoned undercroft that did not appear on any of the drawings
  • We consulted a structural engineer to review the undercroft to ensure our works did not pose a risk to the building


  • The subsidence was primarily affecting the entrance and nave of the church meant it was necessary to create alternate access points
  • We also had to maintain access to the church nursery at all times while making sure our works were fully segregated to maintain safety
  • As this remained an active church we had to ensure that our works finished and a temporary floor was in place before sunset every Friday evening in order to allow for the SDA observation of the sabbath
  • It was necessary to leave site during the May - June lockdown in 2020
  • Extra security was arranged to ensure the site remained secure during this period with covid secure measures put in place when we returned