I’m starting this thread in anticipation of the conversion of the Greenbank synagogue. I attach a link to the architectural practice who have been given the job : http://www.ncarchitecture.com/greenbanksynagogue.html
22 refurbished apartments in the Listed Building and 30 apartments as new build enabling in a four + five storey modern format, so as to compliment and not fight with the Listed Building itself.
In 1983 the building was listed and in 2008 the listing was upgraded to Grade II* to protect its future after the building closed for good and the congregation dwindled to fewer than 40, with only one service being held a week.
The retained building will house a refurbished small synagogue (Beth ha'medrash) for those remaining members and any others that wish to visit, plus a quiet room / display / reading area to sit in contemplation, whilst reviewing the buildings heritage and artefacts etc. A small coffee area will also be created at the far end of the new "internal street" adding to that sense of community, a cultural mixed-use facility of the highest quality
Work is scheduled to begin in spring 2018.
Good news that someone seems to have reached an acceptable compromise re the interior of this handsome and historically important building. Do you have any images of the new blocks?