DSP (Interiors) has been appointed principal designer and contractor on the project to create a new home for Derby Central United Reformed Church.

The church is leaving its existing home to make way for a £200m regeneration project in the city and work is underway to convert former offices on Green Lane in Derby into a new multi-purpose facility for the Central URC.

The team at DSP has been working closely with members of Central URC to design a modern new internal layout, which will be better suited to the Church’s communityfocused activities and provide improved accessibility for the disabled. Additional measures have also been taken to source durable materials and sustainable energy efficient equipment wherever possible.

Plans for the ground floor include entrance lobby and reception office along with a sanctuary, which will feature a concrete ceiling to enhance acoustics and showcase contemporary exposed services.

The sanctuary will also feature a bespoke lighting raft, backlit windows and a cross onto an oak timber-slatted wall, complemented by a cushioned acoustic grey oak effect vinyl flooring and aisle carpet. The first floor will include a multi-functional hall with children’s soft play area and meeting rooms.

DSP Director Andy Priestley said: “We have succeeded in designing a space which will serve as a place of worship and will also provide multiple uses for the community.” www.dsp-solutions.co.uk