The Sheffield Cathedral Gateway Project will remodel the Cathedral into a brighter and more welcoming building, capable of better serving the Diocese and promoting involvement among the local community, transforming it into a “place for all people”.
We have been working as Structural Conservation Engineers from the conception of the project and have assisted through the detailed design and are now fully involved in liaising with the Contractor during the 12 months programme of works. The project involves the re-flooring of the whole Cathedral including the insertion of modern underfloor heating system. The external appearance will be enhanced with an attractive new stone entrance with long vertical windows and a large lantern roof light. This will be complemented by external landscaping works which will provide a new access route into the Cathedral through the original gate posts.
The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is due for completion in early summer 2014.