van Heyningen and Haward Architects wins new Leicester Cathedral appointment

van Heyningen and Haward Architects is delighted to have won the competitive OJEU process for the second phase of Leicester Cathedrals’ reordering works – Leicester Cathedral Revealed. The practice was up against other shortlisted firms Simpson & Brown and Purcell in vying for this hotly contested opportunity, and was awarded the contract at the end of May.

The three year project aims to complete the reordering of the cathedral, building on van Heyningen and Haward’s earlier Master Plan. It will create a new cathedral heritage centre, reorder the nave and aisles, and conserve the internal and external fabric. The project will seek funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as private benefactors and foundations, to allow people to fully appreciate the cathedral, revealing its heritage value and enhancing its use for worship and civic events.

Partner James (Josh) McCosh said:

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with the cathedral, continuing the ideas established by our Master Plan and building on our successful delivery of the Richard III works. We look forward to developing the project with the cathedral and their stakeholders, so that everyone who visits the cathedral enjoys and understands the place of the cathedral in the life and heritage of Leicester”