York Unitarian Chapel

JMARK Construction Ltd did the major internal alterations for York Unitarian Chapel in Saint Saviourgate in summer 2008.

Because it is a Grade II* Listed Building it had taken us a long time to get the permissions we needed to make any alterations, but it was worth the wait and we were delighted with JMARK’s approach to doing the work.

Although we had to vacate the Chapel for 2 months (to enable them to remove 2 pews, raise the chancel floor area, put in two new toilets, one of them with access for people with disabilities, rehang the side doors to become fire exits, and refurbish the vestry and kitchen) JMARK readily agreed to give us access every Sunday to maintain our long tradition of Sunday worship services; they worked very carefully and tidily; used their ingenuity and sheer strength to tackle unusual problems like moving a 300 year old pulpit which ‘weighs a ton’ and moving it back again afterwards! We were delighted with the results and would be very happy to use them again – when the fundraising permits!

Adrian Lovett, Chair of York Unitarians’ Management Committee