Client: Dean of Brecon
Budget: Over £5 million
Status: Last Phase completed in 2014
Alex Finlason has assisted former FPL Director, Cathedral Architect Dr Worsley for the last 10 years with the development and improvement works to the Grade I listed Brecon Cathedral and Cathedral Precinct at Brecon Cathedral. FPL has been involved in numerous projects at Brecon Cathedral.
Previous phases of work have included delivering the conversion and sensitive extension of the tithe barns into an award winning heritage centre that facilitates an information centre, restaurant with associated kitchens, shop and an exhibition space. The Practice’s work at the Cathedral totals in excess of £5 million. The latest phase to be completed at Brecon Cathedral was completed in April 2014 to provide modern WC, kitchen facilities and DDA compliant access and circulation to an historic part of the Cathedral.
FPL has undertaken extensive detailed inspections and prepared reports which have culminated in a Conservation
Management Plan for this important site. Work to the Cathedral has included extensive repairs to the roof, masonry, and a new heating system.
The separate Grade I listed Deanery close to the Cathedral required urgent repairs following our condition report in 2002. In 2005 we were involved in the work to undertake a phased renovation of this important part of the remaining Benedictine Priory. The work was assisted by CADW.
The client the Brecon and Swansea Parsonage Board also instructed the upgrade of various internal facilities at the same time and the works were completed on time and within budget, a principle that FPL take very seriously. We have completed a series of work on other listed buildings within the walled ‘precinct’ of the Cathedral including the Canons Residence, the Clergy House and other buildings occupied by the Diocese.
- Categories: Listed Buildings and Conservation