Focus was appointed for the ‘Hidden Treasures, Fresh Expressions’ Project at Rochester Cathedral to develop the project into a second round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund – including an exhibition area in the Crypt and the reconfiguration of the library.
Rochester Cathedral is a Grade I Listed Building and one of the oldest medieval cathedrals, with the earliest parts dating from 1080 AD. The library which is part of the cathedral is a fine 14th century building, containing books from the first half of the 12th century.
The project uses the cathedral’s nationally significant artefacts and collections as the catalyst to create exhibitions within the cathedral’s Crypt and Library. These incredibly atmospheric and architecturally impressive spaces have been sympathetically opened up to improve access for all audiences.
Client: Rochester Cathedral
Role: Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor.
Value: £3 Million