First look at the new Leicester Cathedral

A Project to restore Leicester Cathedral has been awarded £3.3m this week, in a bid to renew it’s status as a key icon of culture and faith in the multi-cultural city of Leicester.

And these pictures show what the new Cathedral will look like once restoration work is complete.

The Cathedral – which is the final resting place of King Richard III – received the funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Proposed images of the new Leicester Cathedral (Source: VVH Architects)

The overall development is expected to cost £11 million, and will include a new learning centre and an expanded volunteer programme.

Commenting on the award, the Dean of Leicester said:

“We are delighted the HLF is supporting Leicester Cathedral. Our Cathedral aspires to be a beating heart to both city and county.”

“These funds will help us tell the story of our multi-cultural city through the eyes of its principal church and those who have worshipped here across the years.”

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