Protecting a church from future subsidence

For most of its history, the church of St John, Upper Norwood (Diocese of Southwark) has had to contend with subsidence in one form or another, and in recent years it has become a major issue. Along with the neighbouring hall, the church building has suffered serious cracks to the fabric, raising concerns about structural integrity going forwards. Whilst there remains work to be done in securing the site, major steps forward have been made, particularly with the underpinning of the south wall. The church is now in a better position, thanks to a scheme that totalled in excess of £700,000, achieved through determined co-ordination and with the help of some large grant funding.

Exterior image of Upper Norwood church