A well-known former wedding venue and nightclub in Aston could become a church if plans go ahead. The office building, which was once known locally as Aston Wedding Hall, hopes to ‘meet the needs of local people of diverse faiths’, according to council documents.
The plans have been submitted by Chroma, who bought the Church Road site in early 2021. They have another venue in Leicester and hope to bring a “modern church experience” to the city.
Proposals include a café, a playground for youth clubs, large atrium spaces, and a transformative area dedicated to “reflective thinking”.
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Developers Kenmoore Design Ltd say: “The project is a first in Birmingham for our client who wishes to renovate their property into an innovative and sustainable new home for their Chroma Church which would enrich the local area and begin to set new benchmarks in modernity and efficient renovation design.
“The proposal is driven by a demand understood in the region for a modern church building, to meet the needs of local people of diverse faiths. Chroma Church is well experienced in providing a modern church experience and quality, with another church in Leicester.”
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They continued: “The applicants aspire to breathe new life into the old building, renamed Chroma Church, with a new design aesthetic that will allow it to stand proudly in its region as a prime example of a successful renovation.
“Chromas Church will add a community center to the area, welcoming all faiths to its community,” they said.
Planning application documents for the plan on Church Road can be viewed here with reference number 2022/03452/PA
The public consultation is open and you can give your opinion here.
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