Wakefield Cathedral Reordering, Wakefield

A whole new life has been ushered in

Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners.
Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners. Credit: Heritage Building and Conservation (York) Ltd

Thomas Ford & Partners for  Wakefield Cathedral

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 1,990m²

Before this work Wakefield Cathedral was dilapidated and unwelcoming, with fixed pews, leaking roofs and poor heating and lighting. This scheme revitalises both the architecture of the historic cathedral dating back to 12th century and the latest addition in 1905. 

The jury says the work demonstrates a great deal of sensitivity and control to ensure the original architectural heritage is enhanced and any interventions comply with the strictest code of conservation techniques and materials.

 
  • Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners.
    Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners. Credit: Heritage Building and Conservation (York) Ltd
  • Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners.
    Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners. Credit: Heritage Building and Conservation (York) Ltd
  • Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners.
    Wakefield Cathedral reordering, Wakefield, by Thomas Ford and Partners. Credit: Heritage Building and Conservation (York) Ltd
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It is evident through the increased visitor numbers that a whole new life has been ushered in by the refurbishment of the building, ensuring its commitment to the community it serves. 


Regional Conservation Award