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Creation of a city centre Resourcing Church

Mossvale are privileged to be working alongside The Church of England in the development of the former Gas Retort House on Gas Street which dates back to 1822 and is a Grade II Listed Building. This beautiful building is recognisable by its unusual roof design of cast iron trusses and wrought iron rods.

The Retort House was purchased by The Church of England in December 2014 as a second place of worship in the Parish of St Luke's.  Gas Street will be the main venue for a Resourcing Church and is targeted to reach Birmingham’s students and young adults.

Currently the building is a vast shell of 5 large high, single storey spaces with limited lighting, no heating, water and drainage and its doors and windows have been boarded up for many years.

BUT NOT FOR LONG....Mossavle have been instructed by The Church of England to carry out the first phase of the 3 phase project which totals approximately £1.3m. 

Mossvale will be responsible for the creation of the 'stage area and cafe which will include new incoming services of gas, electric, water and telecommunications as well as the installation of a 650m² 'floating timber floor' in order to preserve the archaeological features of the original building, plus much more.

Mark Evans, Contracts Manager commented "I have been fortunate to work on many prestigious projects for Mossvale but we are all very excited about the resurrection of this building.  The ornate features and pure history are 'all consuming' and we are very pleased to be working with the Church of England in the creation of a legacy here in Birmingham, for many years to come.

Supporting the Vision - The Church of England still have a big task ahead of them to make their vision a reality and are looking for people to partner with them at this crucial stage of the project. 

If you would like to help donations can be made at or text GAST99 £10 to 70070.