014 model4012 consultation'monopoly' site model011 spaces diagram008 intl view coloured 004 sketch003 Wendy de Silva and Archbishop SentamuChance de Silva has won an invited competition to design a new build sustainable church in Redcar, Cleveland.


The brief for Saint Hilda’s is for a ‘eco-church and also a Parish Centre that serves two churches in the Parish of Kirkleatham, Redcar.


The proposal draws upon the important history of Saint Hilda in the north-east over many centuries, the local tradition of boatbuilding and the modern characteristics of the town of Redcar


Its main spaces are a flexible nave/hall and a narthex/lobby which acts as a ‘shop window’ or ‘gallery’ directly onto the street. A range of activities is envisaged, from the typical church services, events and festivals to community activities


The design has been developed through a series of consultation workshops with the parishioners and is due to be submitted for planning in the near future.








St. Hilda’s – new eco-church in Yorkshire