St. Clements Church, Hastings
St Clement’s Church, Hastings. Ion Glass working in conjunction with Architects John D Clarke of Eastbourne and Contractors Westridge Construction
With the benefit of a legacy from a former parishioner, St Clement’s church commissioned internal meeting rooms to provide flexibility for a variety of purposes from a permanent and accessible base for the parish office to craft fairs, exhibitions and festivals. The space above the meeting rooms forms a mezzanine platform, surrounded by a stunning glass balustrade and accessed by a glass clad staircase, maximising the capacity of the church. The new installation also includes a bell-ringing platform, accessed by a spiral staircase and also encircled by a frameless structural glass balustrade. The installation has been designed using modern materials and frameless glazing to maximise light flow without obscuring the 14thcentury architecture.