This is exemplary conservation
Richard Griffiths Architects for The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
Contract value: £3.4m
Richard Griffiths’ work here covers a wide range of conservation from repair to small scale interventions. His guiding hand has avoided pitfalls of excessive and damaging restoration and suspect reconstruction. Work has included preserving the deteriorating medieval clunch masonry of the original cloisters and cleaning, conserving and lighting the 13th century west porches.
He has overseen the conservation of medieval wall paintings and the removal of 100 years of grime to expose the Lady Chapel. Access has been improved, the layout of the nave altered, choir stalls extended and stackable furniture introduced. As a body of restoration, repair and sensitive small interventions with an intelligent overseeing approach, this is exemplary conservation.
Regional Conservation Award
Regional Project Architect of the Year