We were delighted to hear at the end of last week, that Gloucester Cathedral was successful in its stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, securing £4,160,300 of funding towards their £6m Project Pilgrim - Phase One.
This means that the scheme for the new Cathedral Green, that we have been working in since 2004 can now proceed. Work is expected to start on site in late summer 2016, so over the next few months we will be busy developing working drawings and seeking tenders from suitably experienced contractors.
The Cathedral Green project coincides with significant works within the cathedral and all will be undertaken while the building remains operational. This presents some interesting challenges in planning the procurement and phasing of the works, requiring close co-ordination among the project team.