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A Royal Visit

Buxton project managers, Dave Nash and David Rodgers were delighted to provide a guided tour of the building works for HRH The Countess of Wessex, acting Dean Dr Philip Hesketh and other dignitaries at Rochester Cathedral.

The £2.3m scheme which has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund involves the repair of the library roof, new library interior, new strong room, installation of disabled lifts from the Quire to the Crypt, Crypt renovation (apart from interior of Ithamar), creation of permanent exhibition space (Hidden Tresures, Fresh Expressions) in the older part of the Crypt, re-modelling of the vestries to create multi-purpose music, education and vestry spaces and finally a new server in the Crypt.

Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest Cathedral in England and can be traced as far back as 604AD. The present building dates back to 1080, boasting Norman architecture as well as one of the finest Romanesque facades in England. Hidden by view and only viewed by special appointment, the Cathedral has one of the oldest doors in England.

This exciting project provides us with the opportunity to demonstrate Buxton’s capabilities and expertise in the listed / historic work sectors.

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