Clergy Court, Blackburn
As an extension to the Cathedral, Clergy Court provides a new live/work hub to the Cathedral precinct and is thought to be the first English Cathedral cloister to be built in 500 years.
The site to the south of the Cathedral was previously a car park, visually damaging the views across to the monumental building of the Cathedral. Clergy Court brings town centre living back into the heart of the precinct through provision of new living accommodation for the Dean, Canons, Clergy and Organ Scholars as well as office space, conference facilities, a library and refectory with below ground parking. The new facilities are set up to enhance views of the Cathedral, creating a sense of place in the precinct and provide an improved commercial offer to support the Cathedral and enhanced facilities for a multi-faith centre, reflecting the Cathedral’s position as a lynchpin of the local community and the spiritual centre of the town.