Gloucester Cathedral renovation project to start next yearPosted on 07th October 2015
Gloucester Cathedral is set to be renovated at the start of next year and the project, which is expected to cost £6 million, has received more funding.
Gloucester Cathedral is a popular attraction for visitors to the city, as well as for those staying in holiday cottages close to the Forest of Dean and in the rest of Gloucestershire.
The renovation project will see a car park close to the cathedral turned into a landscaped public area, the cathedral’s Lady Chapel renovated, a new glass entrance for the cathedral built, the creation of a new visitors’ area and a number of other general improvements to the cathedral.
The cathedral has already received £320,000 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and recently Gloucester Cathedral was given £360,000 by the Summerfield Charitable Trust to help towards revamping the 15th century Lady Chapel. The £6 million Project Pilgrim scheme will predominantly be paid for by a £4.2 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £1.5 million from the cathedral itself.
Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester, told the Gloucester Citizen, “We are thrilled the Summerfield Charitable Trust has agreed to award us such a significant grant. It will help breathe new life into one of our most precious assets, ensuring it remains in the best possible condition for current and future generations to enjoy.”
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