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Roof Restoration Project Timeline & Updates

Aerial view of the Cathedral
Aerial view of the Cathedral

This essential programme of work will be tackled in four phases, starting with the Quire, with the remaining three phases addressing the South Transept, North Transept and the Nave.  This is the most cost-effective approach and considered to be the least disruptive to both the Cathedral and the city.  It is anticipated that the project will take five years.


Friday 16th February 2018:  The Cathedral launched its High Roof Appeal - a fundraising campaign to raise £5.8 million for the urgent repair, restoration and recovering of the Cathedral's roof.  As part of the launch the Cathedral invited members of the media to step back in time 900 years for an unprecedented 'behind the scenes' tour of the Cathedrdal's medieval roof.  Media representatives began their unique journey by climbing over 100 steps up to the ancient medieval roof vault.  Click here to read more.

4th December 2017:
Contractors arrived on site to construct a substantial contractor's compound on the Cathedral Green before the scaffolding is erected in late December 2017 and January 2018 in readiness for the first phase of major restoration and repair to the Cathedral roof in the New Year.  The first phase of the project, the Quire roof, is expected to take around 46 weeks.

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