Meldrum completed work externally on this project for St Nicholas Cathedral, and also provided a refurbishment of some of the interior facilities. Exterior works on the Grade I listed building included the redecoration of the existing cast iron, as well as careful replacement and repair of any damaged sections. We also removed the flat roof in order to install a single ply membrane before refitting the roof with lead flashing and edge detail. Internally, the outdated men’s toilets were made into unisex and accessible facilities, there has been a platform lift installed to allow disabled access to The Lantern Café from the cathedral, and a lift has been installed to the Education Centre which houses facilities for educational visits, Junior Church and also some meeting rooms.
The project, which was funded by the Benfield Motors Charitable Trust, the W A Handley Charitable Trust, the 1989 Willan Charitable Trust, the John Bell Charitable Trust, and the John and Florence Adamson Charitable Trust, was completed in April 2016 after 12 weeks.
These works were finished in a very short time and everyone associated with St Nicholas’ Cathedral and the funding trusts were absolutely delighted with the speed and professionalism of our delivery.
During the work there was little to no disruption to any Cathedral services and the site was live the whole time.