£8m Extension to Blackburn Cathedral Complete

‘The £8 million cathedral court development provides accommodation for the cathedral’s clergy and organ scholars.

It is thought to be the first group of new residential buildings built at an English cathedral for 500 years.

Alongside apartments, the scheme also includes a new glazed promenade to the existing cathedral crypt, conference facilities, a library and a refectory.

The Cathedral Quarter development and the new Cathedral Court mark a re-birth to this part of the town centre. It will boost the local economy, enhance leisure and cultural facilities and is already bringing new commercial opportunities to Blackburn.

This is a milestone both for Blackburn and for contemporary ecclesiastical architecture, and I hope will act as inspiration to other cathedrals across the country to show the positive effect of collaborative working between private, public, community and cathedral stakeholders.’ AJ Article 25th July 2016, Laura Mark

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