London's Docklands new church proposed
EPR Architects has won planning permission for this new church proposed for London's Docklands. The scheme - which is being developed through an unusual procurement method allying a private developer with local community groups - will replace the existing St Luke's Church. The project also includes 19 new affordable homes on the site. EPR's Brendan Phelan said: 'Based on feedback from the local community, we wanted the church itself to have its own identity and to be airy, light and welcoming. We therefore created a contemporary church, while including traditional elements such as a new spire. '