idverde is delighted to have been awarded a contract with Gloucester Cathedral to deliver the implementation of a prestigious external landscaping scheme designed and managed by New Leaf Studios. idverde will carry out the hard and soft landscaping works package surrounding the Cathedral, as part of its £6 million ‘Project Pilgrim’ overhaul.
Project Pilgrim is the culmination of years of planning by the Cathedral to carry out once-in-a-lifetime works to improve and restore parts of the eleventh century building. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and through the generosity of Trusts and individuals, Project Pilgrim is an ambitious ten-year programme of capital development, regeneration and community engagement.
The £6million project includes turning the car park in College Green into a grassed and paved public area, elements of which will be completed by idverde. Works commenced in December 2016.
Rich Chapman, Divisional Managing Director – idverde Create and Maintain said:
“We are very pleased to have been awarded the landscaping element of Project Pilgrim and look forward to playing our part in the transformation of Gloucester Cathedral. We are confident that the finished project will provide a new lease of life to the area and look forward to working closely with the Cathedral team to achieve this.”
The Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, the Very Reverend Stephen Lake said:
“Our plans for Cathedral Green are transformational and we are delighted that idverde will be helping us breathe life into these plans. The work which idverde are undertaking will create a space into which people are drawn and welcomed and which can be used for many different purposes by many different people. Above all, when completed this will be a space which encourages people to pause, wonder, reflect and make connections between the sacred and daily life.”
You can find out more about the progress of the work by following Project Pilgrim on Twitter.