Work on Carlisle job to start early next year
Frank Whittle Partnership has been appointed project manager on Feilden Fowles’ £3.5 million extension to Carlisle Cathedral.
The Fratry project will redevelop and extend the cathedral’s existing grade I listed Fratry, which was constructed in the 1500s as a monastery refectory and currently houses one of the most important cathedral collections of 17th and 18th century books in England.
The scheme is being bankrolled by a £2 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with the remaining £1.5 million coming from sponsors and local donations.
Work will include essential conservation work to the roof and stonework of the Fratry building and will provide new space for hospitality and catering. It will also include teaching and learning space.
The scheme has already been given planning by the city council and will start on site early year ahead of completion in summer 2019.