After securing grant funding from Highways England, Hull Minster have embarked on the next phase of their transformation which is to be completed over a two year period.
Paul Gibson, Commercial Director of Houlton's Building & Maintenance division said "After successfully completing the internal re-ordering, refurbishment and roofing project in 2019 we are delighted to be back at the Minster to be part of the Resilient Heritage Project. This not only makes the vital repairs needed to the building fabric it includes a new visitors centre and a garden to be maintained by volunteers, and it will also allow the Minster to be come a real Hub for the community as well as attracting a wider range of visitors"
We are currently working on Faculty B Works at Hull Minster, South Church Side which involves alteration works and the creation of a new store and door opening to the southern vestries (including roofing and roof drainage works), fabric repairs and cleaning of the existing stone, masonry and windows to the south elevation, landscaping works and the creation of new access ramps around the Minster. Works are also proposed to the nave southern aisle.
Of the project, Rev Cannon Dr Barnes said "This is wonderful news for the Minster and the city of Hull. It will enable us to fulfil the Minster’s potential to be a hub for visitors and tourists to the historic Old Town. Maintaining a heritage asset is very expensive and draws resources away from the core work of the church, so this grant is particularly useful in sustaining our mission to be a positive force and a place of care, compassion and support. It means we can now put more of our own resources into our outreach work, our education programmes and our support for the most isolated and vulnerable members of our community."