2 Year project
John Turner Construction Ltd
Extensive experience in Construction projects
Maintained high standards for work in this industry
Grade II Listed Georgian Period
Blackburn Cathedral is a Grade II listed building built in 1826 and was granted Cathedral status in 1926 but stands on a foundation that is believed to date back to 596. The Cloister garth is the first cloister arrangement on an English Cathedral for 600 years.
The development of Clergy Court was part of the wider prestigious Blackburn Cathedral Quarter regeneration project which has extended the south side of the Cathedral to provide residential accommodation comprising of seven apartments and three townhouses for the Cathedrals Dean, Canons, organ scholars and clergy.
As well as offering accommodation the development also provides offices, conference rooms, library, underground car park, gated gardens and a new glazed link bridge linking the existing Cathedral building to the South Transept named the Temple Gallery.
Further works within the Cathedral included the refurbishment and remodelling of the underground Crypt and adjacent areas and the inclusion of the new Café Northcote from celebrity chef Nigel Haworth which offers an extensive menu to visitors and tourists seven days a week.
The project was delivered to an extremely high standard using a combination of traditional and modern construction techniques as well as utilising reclaimed materials to enhance the aesthetics of the building and complimenting the surrounding area.
The development was officially opened and blessed by the Archbishop of York John Sentamu at the service of Evensong.