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In tune with Heaven, in touch with daily life – Project Pilgrim at Gloucester Cathedral
The site of the iconic Gloucester Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,300 years and is now home to many exquisite examples of English architectural styles, stained glass and sculpture.
Project Pilgrim is the Cathedral’s ten-year programme of capital development, regeneration and community engagement to support its 21st Century mission to be ‘In tune with Heaven, in touch with daily life’. Project Pilgrim will provide opportunities for all people, whatever their age, background or faith, to learn about, respond to and interact with Gloucester Cathedral.
Appointed in 2012 to provide the Cathedral with early cost advice for Project Pilgrim, Synergy’s Quantity Surveying team were subsequently appointed to implement phase one.
Phase one of the Pilgrim Project reached completion in summer 2018 with Synergy providing support throughout, including assistance with the preparation of the National Lottery Heritage Fund bid right through to the delivery stage of this project.
Phase one included; transforming the Cathedral’s car park to improve the approach to the Cathedral and to create a welcoming public space; conserving and representing the 15th Century Lady Chapel; improvements to the welcome within the Cathedral and access throughout; improving the quality of interpretation including within the new Tribune Gallery exhibition space; and improving the environmental sustainability of the Cathedral with the installation of 150 solar panels on the nave roof.
Synergy were delighted to be involved with this project and to support this spectacular building fulfil its important role in the life of Gloucester and the surrounding county.