DBR Southern

Chichester Cathedral Roof Restoration

Chichester, West Sussex

20 Weeks

Project Overview:

Chichester Cathedral is set to undergo a huge, four year restoration project to repair the ancient building’s roofs. The cathedral website has revealed urgent repairs are needed to safeguard the structure as the “roof covering is no longer watertight”. A massive fund-raising campaign will be undertaken to finance the work described as “enormous and unprecedented”. The Cathedral receives no satutory funding, relying on donations and self-generated income for restoration requirements.

Alltask were thrilled to be awarded the 1st phase of a 4 year roof restoration project on the 1000 year old Chichester Cathedral. Using our large stock of Haki system scaffold we could reduce the anticipated programme by 50%. Our experience on other historical buildings allowed us to self deliver an in house design package that removed the need for intrusive ties to the cathedral walls. Our shrinkwrap encapsulation team installed over 2500m2 of bespoke wrap inline with the conservation architects requests.