|Summary||St Mary’s Church Hall is located in Osterley, West London and is an excellent demonstration of large scale photovoltaics in the suburban environment. The new church community centre replaces a building which is about 40 years old. The structure of the new building is characterised by timber frame, clad externally with facing brickwork. It incorporates timber windows clad on the outside with polyester powdered aluminium. The church is directly below the flight path into London Heathrow Airport, and the PV was intended to double as an additional level of sound proofing on the building. It was the intention of the Church Council to incorporate new ‘green’ technologies such as PV wherever possible.
The church operates as a charitable trust. It is expected that the church hall would regularly serve about 600 people per week plus another 2000 over the course of the year.|