Transforming the community hall
Bevis Marks Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the UK dating from 1701, with designs based on the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam.
Today the synagogue is the focal point for the small resident but large working community of the City of London. Apart from the Grade I Listed intricately detailed main prayer space, there is a restaurant and community hall, used for a variety social and community functions.
Square Feet Architects were commissioned to carry out a full refurbishment of the community hall, to reorganise the administration spaces, provide better a restaurant kitchen working environment and to improve disabled access and facilities. We also facilitated the exhibition of a 12th century Mikveh (Jewish ritual bathing pool), the oldest Jewish artefact ever to be found in London, that was discovered during the construction of an office building on Milk Street.