Façade Projects

Bishop Edward King Chapel

Client: Ripon College

Principal Contractor: Beard Construction

Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects

Package Value: £663K

The Bishop Edward King Chapel was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize and Szerelmey are proud to have played an integral role in its construction.

The single storey building is 11m high, gently elliptical in floor plan and divided into three clear horizontal sections. The bottom 3.5m of the chapel was constructed using ashlar blocks in Clipsham Limestone, which was used throughout the construction. Above the ashlar blocks approximately 4m of dogtooth walling was installed and above this another 3.5m of alternating slender vertical stone fins and glazing. The dogtooth walling was extremely complex to design and install, and included approximately 40,000 bricks, each being perfectly aligned vertically and diagonally.

Throughout the construction Szerelmey were sensitive to the tranquillity of the theological college and were commended by the college for this. In addition to the chapel Szerelmey also undertook all the stone work for the construction of the new education centre at Ripon College.