The Rotunda is part of a former congregational church and was built for the Sunday school with mission rooms upstairs. The church itself was built in 1868 but the Sunday School and mission rooms were constructed later, in 1883. The main part of the church is currently occupied by a restaurant which has recently sold the Rotunda so it is now in separate ownership.
The building is Grade II listed and is constructed in Bargate stone with ashlar dressings and a slate roof. The building faces onto The Burys in Godalming and is faceted at the rear. Inside, the Rotunda has a balustrade at first floor level and a large central open space. Having already secured planning and listed building consents for its conversion into a single residence we also obtained the necessary consents to convert the building for commercial use. Our proposed conversion works for The Rotunda would not involve any alterations to the external appearance of the building.
Internally our design retains the existing gallery and balustrade at first floor level and inserts two new mezzanine levels linked by a suspended staircase and a new lift. This scheme allows the large open central space to be retained and so keep the unique character of the building.