Leicester Cathedral

  • Project: Feasibility study
  • Client: Diocese and Bishop of Leicester
  • Scale: 21,500sqft of new facilities

Lathams was commissioned to undertake a feasibility study which investigated the potential of acquiring a significant vacant property adjacent to Leicester Cathedral and assessing its re-use and development potential.

The study sought to identify the capacity of the adjacent site, within the constraints of the conservation area and market demand and to establish if development could enable the provision of new facilities (11,000sqft Cathedral Offices, 7,500sqft Diocesan Offices and a 3,000sqft Song School).

In addition the study sought to identify how the Cathedral Close to the south of the cathedral could be reconfigured in order to link existing and proposed development and to provide an improved and more flexible public open space within the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. The study produced a range of options which were soft market tested and evaluated for cost, viability, deliverability and compatibility with Cathedral objectives.

Feasibility study