In the press: Purcell's restoration of Newcastle Cathedral shortlisted for the RIBA North East 2023 Regional Awards
In the press: Purcell's restoration and renewal of Newcastle Cathedral has been shortlisted for the RIBA 2023 North East Regional Awards
Purcell led the landmark restoration and renewal of Newcastle Cathedral, delivering both a civic and sacred space fit for the 21st Century and beyond, underpinned by sustainable interventions and an expert understanding of the historic. The completed “Common Ground in Sacred Space” project continues Newcastle Cathedral’s place at the heart of modern city life, with renewed purpose to that iconic lantern tower’s ancient role as a beckoning welcome for the city and its people.
At its heart, the project has been about creating a sustainable future for our magnificent Cathedral, celebrating its elegance, but also energising its mission to welcome visitors of all faiths and none into our story.
— The Very Revd Geoff Miller, Dean of Newcastle