Mixed Use Community Building, Morden

PDR was appointed to rebuild the administrative building of the Baitul Futuh Mosque which had been destroyed in a fire.

The Client’s vision was to replace areas lost and rationalise the organisation of the space, providing a better flow and greater circulation space in and around the building.

The community facility is one of the largest mosques in Europe and at full capacity can accommodate over 17,000 people.

PDR’s scope of works on this 55,350 sq ft 5 storey building included:

  • Creation of a new prominent entrance with a large, welcoming main reception area
  • Large community halls on 2 floors
  • Numerous large open plan and individual meeting rooms across the first 2 floors
  • Multiple kitchens, lobby areas and storerooms
  • Administrative floor with offices to the 3rd floor, break out areas and welfare facilities
  • Accommodation provided over 4th and 5th floor consisting of en-suite bedrooms, dormitories, shower and laundry rooms along with social areas

Architectural aesthetics were very important to the Client, choosing high quality materials to deliver the highly decorative design including limestone, framed glazing, carved stone and various decorative screening materials.    The scheme achieved a rating of BREEAM Very Good.

Key Details:

Building size

55,350 sq ft

Client

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK (London)

Architect

John McAslan & Partners

Structural Engineer

JPG (Leeds) Ltd