As part of the ReHab ReUse project, second year students in BA (Hons) Interior Design programme at Regent’s University London were asked to develop design schemes within the Crypt of St Marylebone Parish Church based on their research and site analysis. The work you will see in this exhibition was undertaken in their design modules which lasted twelve weeks from September to December 2018.
The first six weeks is an opportunity for students to engage with adopting an existing building by introducing a new use. For the second part of the project, students developed their scheme in further detail allowing them to consider the form of particular interior elements within the given site and the choice of materials and finishes as an essential aspect of the interior design process.
Students were provided with an opportunity to apply knowledge and understanding of ergonomics and user needs when considering the design of junctions and details that articulate these interior elements.
Creative items for sale on the night. All the money raised will be donated to the church.
The site – Crypt
In 1817, the new parish church of St Marylebone was built over a large vaulted crypt which served as a burial ground until 1853 when its use was discontinued. In 1980 the bodies were removed from the crypt and reburied in Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. The Crypt was then developed and, in July 1987, HRH The Prince of Wales opened the newly refurbished Crypt. Today, the Crypt is used by various groups and organisations including the Marylebone Health Centre (NHS), the St Marylebone Healing & Counselling Centre and The Guild of Health (the UK's oldest ecumenical Christian health charity).