Baitful Futuh Mosque
The Baitul Futuh Mosque was the largest Mosque in western Europe. A tragic fire in 2015 destroyed significant elements of the complex, including function halls, offices, residences, and other support functions which significantly impacts usage and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
After the fire which centred around Nazir Hall but also destroyed Noor Hall, the rebuilding of the lost area was necessary to provide for the long-term needs of the complex and the community.
The proposed scheme will replace the lost office accommodation as well as other key ancillary aspects of the site cementing its use within the area. Accessibility around the building will be greatly improved with covered routes for male and female visitors as well as providing accessible routes both horizontally and vertically through the building.
The proposed building will be constructed from high quality materials and will provide spaces to be used both by worshippers but also the wider community. The surrounding landscape will be improved and there are future plans for further enhancement of the site’s features. It is considered that the scheme replaces the destroyed building with another one that provides a reinvigorated mosque entrance with a confident architectural proposition and recreates a community resource.