The building is intentionally fluid. Arranged around a curved spine wall are four general purpose spaces, plus a reception area, café, worship hall, prayer room, offices for the Corps Officers and staff, and ancillary accommodation.
The entrance to the building is a new public square on Shakespeare Street, providing much-needed softening, civic character and unity to this typical, mixed-use, edge-of-town thoroughfare.
Materiality has similarly taken its cue from the original hall so that the buildings read together onto the public realm of Shakespeare Street. The new building is, however, clearly defined by its detailing, which provides a contemporary twist.