35 Cosway Street is a deconsecrated mid-Victorian Grade 2 listed Church. The owners, Greenhouse Sports, are a charitable organisation dedicated to introducing underprivileged children and young adults to a path towards improved lifestyle prospects and self-esteem through sporting activities and diverse social interaction.
The refurbishment of 35 Cosway Street was to create a centre for such purposes, offering table tennis, wheelchair volley ball and other varying sociable sporting activities. In addition utilising the Main Hall for fund raising events and be available for hire to the general public for receptions, events and similar. Greenhouse Sports also use the front offices as their main administrative centre.
The building comprises the Main Hall still retaining numerous original decorative features, and to the front three storeys of what are now primarily offices. An extensive Crypt, built below the whole of the building footprint delivers an extensive area of conference/meeting rooms, a small scale commercial kitchen and toilet facilities. It was Edward Pearce’s role to design the Mechanical, Electrical and PHE services making use of some of the existing services and integrating them into the new design for the buildings updated function.
On the 26th of April 2018 the centre had its opening to the public. In attendance were Prince William and Prince Harry, the latter of whom made a speech commending the charities work with the community and their presence in the city.