Author: CHB

Durham Cathedral Gets Advanced Fire Protection

Durham Cathedral, the 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site and one of Britain’s most visited buildings, is now protected by market-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced. Founded in 1093 and the final resting place of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral remains the seat of the Bishop of Durham, the fourth most senior cleric in the Church of England. As well as being the North-East home of the Magna Carta, which was taken to London during the Reformation and now makes occasional trip back to the north, the Cathedral and its environs have also featured in numerous Hollywood films including the Harry Potter...

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Surveying firm wins Pershore Abbey contract

A Worcester based chartered land surveying practice has been appointed to undertake a surveying project at a former Anglo Saxon Abbey in the county. CGD Ltd won the commission at Pershore Abbey in Worcestershire, with the 4 month project now well underway. The project involves surveying and measuring every stone at the Abbey, using the latest 3D scanning technology; the final data will then be processed to produce a 3D model which will be shared with the Abbey’s architect. Due to the density of measurements over a given area, the 3D laser scanner can survey building features in incredible detail. Plans...

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Carlisle Cathedral Fratry project gets go ahead

Feilden Fowles’ design scheme for the Fratry building at Carlisle Cathedral has been awarded planning consent and has been approved by The Cathedral Fabric Commission for England. The project received a first round of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to the value of £81,500 in January 2015. An application for a second grant of £1,950,275 towards the total project delivery costs of £3.4 million has now been submitted, with a decision anticipated in March 2017 so that the construction work can be completed by spring 2019. Work on the Fratry building represents the most significant physical intervention on the Cathedral site for more than...

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Fire at disused Colwyn Bay pier was accidental

A fire at a disused Grade II-listed pier in Conwy county was accidental, the fire service has said. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze on Victoria Pier in Colwyn Bay started due to hot metal work being carried out by contractors. About 10 firefighters used cherry pickers to reach the fire, which broke at about 16:30 BST on Friday 10th March. A crew remained on-site overnight as the tide restricted access and they could not be sure the fire was out. Part of the 116-year-old structure, which was already closed to the public for safety reasons, collapsed...

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