Plans were submitted this week to Westminster council for a £34m restoration and extension to the St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square, central London. Designed by Eric Parry Architects, the scheme will open up the church's 18th-century crypt and create an entrance pavilion and foyer. Originally designed by James Gibbs in 1721, the church houses a social care centre, a Chinese people's centre and hosts classical musical concerts. The project team on the scheme includes conservation architect Caroe & Partners, structural engineer Alan Baxter & Associates, M&E engineer Max Fordham and QS Gardiner & Theobald.