Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice with more than two decades of design experience.

Fundraising drive launched for new Cottrell and Vermeulen-designed community hub in Essex

February 2019

A fundraising initiative has been launched to turn our new design for Saint Stephen’s Church in Southend-on-Sea into reality, with the church targeting £50,000 to achieve planning permission to build. Colin Baldwin, the Priest-in-charge at St Stephen’s, will stage a 1,000 miles cycle in 10 days this July as part of the drive, visiting the majority of cathedrals in the south and midlands of England.

The new centre will replace the church’s existing dilapidated facilities, and uses modular design to create a building that is flexible and can be easily expanded further in the future as the community’s needs evolve and funding becomes available.

To help the project and donate to Rev. Baldwin’s charity cycle, simply text COLB58 £(amount) to 70070, or alternatively visit the following JustGiving page: