In February 2018, the Cathedral will be embarking on the next stage of our exciting conservation project, The Canterbury Journey.
During this stage, partial re-landscaping of the Precincts will be taking place to the south, south-west and west of the Cathedral – as shown in light brown on the image below:
These works are to improve accessibility in these areas, to better use the space, and to replace poor materials with those of better quality, more befitting the magnificent building and World Heritage Site.
Buxton (The Welcome Centre and landscaping contractor) are also carrying out the landscaping work within the Precincts. In order to maintain access around the Precincts for worshippers, residents, staff and visitors, The Canterbury Journey team has worked with Buxton to programme the work into a total of four phases. The landscaping work is estimated to be completed Summer 2021 – see a full timeline of works here.
Phase 1 involves the orange highlighted area in the image below:
Whilst Buxton work within this area, it may be that you cannot use your usual routes. However, Buxton will ensure that safe alternative routes are always provided. Please see temporary resident/pedestrian route marked in green on above drawing for access to buildings.
The Phase 1 works shown above are due to complete in April 2018. Whilst all will be endeavouring to meet this target, the possibility of discovering unknown archaeology or there being complications to the replacement of the below ground services, such as water pipes and ducting runs, remains. Stay updated with the progress of The Canterbury Journey on the Physical Works page, and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation in delivering the next exciting element of The Canterbury Journey.