St. Paul’s United Church Barrier-free Additions and Alterations

St. Paul’s United Church in downtown Milton, Ontario retained Eric Connolly Architect to design an addition to the existing 120 year old Gothic Revival Church. The existing Church was previously added to in 1962 with the provision of a three storey Education Centre which provided a Church Hall, Classrooms and a Day Care Facility. None of the  various floors matched and no provision was made for Barrier-free access.

The design programme entailed the provision of a new Ground Floor entrance, Barrier-free WC and a Handicapped Lift to connect and make the various floor levels  accessible. 

Given the historic nature of the existing Church, an important programme requirement was to provide an addition which was visually compatible with both the original 1870 building and the 1960 building.

Client: St. Paul’s United Church
Location: Milton, Ontario
Completion Date: 1999
Architects: Eric Connolly Architect
Project Team: Eric Connolly, Peter Skira
Consultants: Yuska, Bryson, Langlois (Structural)
Thomas A. Fekete Ltd. (Mechanical/Electrical)
Site: Historic 1870’s Gothic Revival Church

To provide a new Barrier-free Entrance, Barrier-free Lift and other interior and exterior alterations.

Construction Cost: $450,000. (1999)