Sheerness Museum and Library

THe Brief was to Adapt and extend the nineteenth-Century church, converting it to a museum and art gallery.

The museum and art gallery focuses on the maritime and aeronautical history of Sheerness-on-Sea, and the rest of the Isle of Sheppey. This involves restoring, adapting and extending the Sheerness Royal Naval Dockyard Church. The church is a Grade II* listed building, but after being gutted in a fire in 2001, is currently derelict and on Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register.

Concept Model

The existing remains of the church form the base of the model. One of the side walls of the model can be removed to allow different layouts and extensions to be inserted. This meant I didn't have to rebuild the church every time I changed part of the design. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make a model with the finalised design, but there are two earlier layouts shown below.

The models are mostly constructed from mounting board, with some additional wooden dowels and foam board elements.




Version 1

Side Angle.

Ground Floor Layout.

First Floor Layout.

Version 2

Church Tower.


Front View.

View from approach.

Top View.

Side Angle.

Sheerness Dockyard Church



Sheerness Dockyard Church

Construction and Environment

Sheerness Dockyard Church