Matthew Lloyd Architects has won a competitive interview to redesign a crypt in Hawksmoor's Grade I St George-in-the-East Church in London's Tower Hamlets. The interior was bombed in the war and the architects will redesign a 1960s performance space by Ansell and Bailey. The project will cost around £1 million and a Heritage Lottery application is being prepared. A planning application is due in April and a finish is expected in 2002. In the early 1990s Stanton WIlliams designed an ambitious regeneration of the church which never came about through lack of funds.