The church is located opposite the housebuilder’s new development the Electric Quarter, and Lovell opted to support its neighbour and the community.
The extensive work carried out by Lovell included resurfacing and extending the car park, paving the entrance and memorial garden, adding a new entrance wall and steps, replacing the railings and gates, and landscaping the area with new turfing and trees.
Upon completion, a celebration took place, which was attended by church representatives, Enfield Council and the Lovell site team that carried out the work.
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Rev Dr Andrew Prasad, Thames North synod moderator, cut a symbolic ribbon to the gates together with the church’s new minister Rev Melanie Smith.
“We are thrilled with our new garden and car park – they are unrecognisable from what was here before,” said Andrew.
“Lovell showed great care and support and, due to [its] efforts, all our services and special events continued unhindered throughout the works.
“The church was once stuck down a cul-de-sac, hidden by trees and a car park, and now – thanks to Cliff Cowley and his team at Lovell – we are part of a thriving new estate and a church in a modern society.”
The first phase of the Electric Quarter – which comprises a mix of three- and four-bedroom houses – has almost reached completion.