Hopes for Chapel Centre to open in 2013

Filming "Broadchurch" at the West Bay chapel, October 2012

The BADT has appointed Arts and Heritage consultant Crystal Johnson to carry out a feasibility study on its plans to convert the former Methodist Church in West Bay into a Visitor/Interpretation Centre.  The study will be completed in early 2013, and has been commissioned with financial support from the Architectural Heritage Fund, the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and West Dorset District Council.  The Trust is aiming for a partial opening of the new Centre in the summer of 2013, to enable consultation with and input from residents and visitors to West Bay, and the full opening in April 2014.

In the meantime the Chapel has recently been used as a backdrop for scenes in forthcoming ITV crime drama series, “Broadchurch”, written by Chris Chibnall, and starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, by Kudos Productions, makers of “Spooks”, “Life on Mars”, “Ashes to Ashes” and “The Hour”.