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SIMPSON has completed the first phase of the refurbishment and redevelopment works at Durham Cathedral for the Open Treasures. Work included the transformation of what was previously The Treasures of St Cuthbert exhibition area, into a retail space, with the new shop opening in September 2012.

As part of the phased works, the Choir Vestries were moved to much improved accommodation in the Undercroft of Prior’s Hall, formerly used as audio visual exhibition space. The creation of new exhibitions in the Cathedral’s Claustral buildings has enabled the Cathedral to provide its many visitors with new opportunities to experience and understand the Durham’s Christian Heritage.

These spaces are linked via a new Glazed Gallery with works completed on the existing foyer to the restaurant and the treasures area.

“The Chapter of Durham Cathedral and the architect selected SIMPSON based on their value for money, enthusiasm and willingness.

Throughout the duration of the project SIMPSON have maintained a high level of commitment and consistently performed to an exceptional standard.”

Christopher Cotton, Partner, Purcell Miller Tritton

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