The Temple

Cultural

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple is an award-winning project involving both traditional religious architecture and contemporary design.

Client
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir
Value
£11m
GIA
3,930m²
Status
Completed

Team

    1. Architect LTS Architects
    2. Main Contractor Shree Hari Construction
    3. Structural Engineer Engineers HRW Services Engineer
    4. Landscape Architect LDA Design Lighting
    5. CDM Co-ordinator Flood Partnership

Awards

    1. London Planning Awards Winner, Best Community Project
    2. Civic Trust Awards National Commendation

The award-winning Shree Swaminarayan Temple complex combines traditional religious architecture with contemporary design and construction techniques to bring a new religious, cultural and social heart to the local community.

The complex is made up of three elements – the temple, multi-functional community hall and workspace – connected by a landscaped courtyard and surrounded by a screen wall.

The temple combines centuries-old Indian craftsmanship with contemporary and environmentally sustainable design while the multi-function community hall is much more simple by design. The buildings are brought together and connected through considered landscaping that creates clear and accessible routes through the complex while providing public space for activity and celebration.

The project was awarded the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, making it the world’s first ‘eco-temple’.