2020 The Fratry
This was an ambitious and technically challenging project that took 6 years to complete and comprises the most significant intervention at Carlisle Cathedral in 150 years.

Built on the site of the medieval cloisters, this new stone pavilion houses a new cafe for the Cathedral, the local community and visitors to the city.

The north wall of the Grade I listed Fratry was temporarily propped allowing the original Smirke Door to be (re)reversed and raised at upper ground fllor level, and a new opening formed into the undercroft below ground. Linked with a new two storey bronze and glass structure the original refectory hall and undercroft are now fully accessible for the first time in more than 500 years .

ArchitectFeilden Fowles Architects
ClientCarlisle Cathedral
ContractorCubby Construction
Photos 1,2,3,4,5,6,8Peter Cook
Photos 7,10,11David Grandorge
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