We can help you with maintaining, improving and developing your church building in a number of ways:

Building projects can be a difficult issue for many who may not have the resources or expertise to steer through the maze of permissions and requirements to bring a building project to fruition.

We can assist you from start to finish, beginning with guidance on what should be considered and decided even before you commit to the appointment of consultants; we are happy to meet and talk through your initial ideas for your project.

We are a wholly owned company within the Diocese of Norwich family. Our fee structure is transparent and agreed before you commit to your project. Any profits generated by Spire are diverted back to the Diocese of Norwich to support its mission and ministry aims.

We can assist in all stages of a building project:

  • Preparing a Statement of Need
  • Establishing the Brief
  • Liaising with the DAC and Diocesan fund-raising teams
  • Appraisals of existing buildings and facilities
  • Preparing feasibility studies/option appraisals complete with sketch designs and budget costings
  • Assisting with grant applications
  • Advising on your health and safety obligations
  • Preparation and submission of statutory applications including:
    • Planning and listed building applications
    • Faculty applications
    • Building regulations applications
  • Preparation of specifications & schedules of work for:
    • Building conservation works
    • New works
    • Refurbishment works
  • Appointment and co-ordination of other specialist consultants including:
    • Structural engineers
    • Mechanical and electrical engineers
    • Quantity surveyors
    • Ecologists and arboriculturalists
    • Architectural historians
  • Procurement
    • Preparation of tender documentation
    • Assessing tenders and appointing contractors
  • During works
    • Supervision on site
    • Dealing with technical issues
    • Contract administration and certification of payments
  • Disposals of assets/ enabling development to help fund other works

We can also assist in regular maintenance and compliance obligations that PCCs may be involved with, such as:

  • Gutter clearing
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Fire equipment testing
  • Legionella regimes
  • Asbestos registers
  • Electrical and gas safety testing

We are a commercial company with Christian values.