An application has been submitted earlier this month for the replacement of all main roof coverings on Salford Cathedral.
Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist which is the 15th tallest in the United Kingdom, has had damage to the external features.
Alongside the roof repairs, there are seven elements that make up the application, including new safe access systems and the introduction of insulation.
A spokesperson from the Cathedral stated: “The repairs are needed as large parts of the Cathedral are in poor repair, this is the right time to fix these and restore some of the original design features that have been lost over the years.”
The Cathedral team have stressed that these repairs will not modernise the Cathedral in a negative way, and the main focus is restoration, heating and access.
The spokesperson outlined the reasoning behind the need for insulation: “The structural and replacement repairs will help us on our journey to be the most sustainable Cathedral in the UK.
“It will also provide long term solutions to increasingly unpredictable and extreme patterns of weather associated with climate change.”
Another feature that the application focuses on, is the introduction of secondary glazing to clerestory windows which will aid the design and insulation.
This is important according to the Cathedral: “This will protect the glass for the future and address heat loss from the building. The look of the windows will be maintained.”
if the application is successful it will coincide with the 175th anniversary of the Cathedral next year in 2023.
The application decision will be given next week, and you can find more information regarding the application here
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