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.
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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