Architects have been chosen to rebuild the Baitul Futuh Mosque, which was partly devastated by fire nine months ago.

John McAslan + Partners will be developing the proposals for the Morden mosque, which are set to include a new wing, more courtyard space, increased accommodation and separate vehicle and pedestrian entrances.

Wimbledon Times:

John McAslan + Partners will be developing the lighter coloured portion of the mosque in this diagram

A date for a planning application or the predicted start of building work has not yet been given at this early stage.

The mosque in London Road, which is the largest in western Europe, was seriously damaged by a fire on September 26, 2015.

Wimbledon Times:

The blaze ripped through the main administration buildings including offices, function halls and residences, and took 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines to bring it under control.

Although the emergency services managed to protect the worship spaces and library from the fire, the damaged parts of the mosque have remained unusable for the last nine months.

This video, taken in April 2016, shows the extent of the damage

Two teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of arson following the devastating fire, which police are not treating as a hate crime.

A 14-year-old boy has been bailed until August while investigations continue. A 16-year-old was released without charge.