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January 2020 News – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Works have been progressing at pace on the Cathedral project. Most of the early work on the project has been constructing the scaffolding to support the temporary cover which now covers and protects the Cathedral roof which enables the Main Contractor Clancy Construction to commence stripping and re-roofing in earnest. Given the weather in recent weeks, the temporary roof has been an invaluable asset in enabling the roofing works to continue on programme.

Over recent weeks, the Phase 1 repair and conservation of the nave clerestory windows has commenced and is progressing well. The work is being carried out in the studios of specialist glazing conservator Holy Well Glass. Each window has been numbered, removed, assessed, traced, dismantled, cleaned and is now being mounted in a new lead matrix ready for their re-installation back in the clerestory openings later in summer 2020.

The amazing progress to date has been captured on the Evercam timelapse video which can be accessed below;

https://vimeo.com/366484913/b9b3feea61