Name: Wells Cathedral

Facts and Figures

Architect: Purcell Miller Tritton

Further Information

Wells Cathedral, in common with many other cathedrals, is an intensely used and visited building. The development project arose out of a strategic study which considered the entire cathedral environment as an integral unity, with the intention of reconciling a number of potentially conflicting requirements. These included:

  • Enhancing the cathedral's ongoing ecclesiastical mission
  • Welcoming and managing the large numbers of visitors and pilgrims
  • Clearing the cloisters of recent "temporary" accretions
  • Providing for the needs of various cathedral departments, including education and music
  • Allowing the historic buildings to speak in a clear and direct way
  • Increasing access to previously inaccessible spaces

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Wells Cathedral