In the press: Newcastle Cathedral shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Award
The Newcastle Cathedral: Common Ground in Sacred Space project has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award.
Purcell led the landmark restoration and renewal of Newcastle Cathedral, delivering both a civic and sacred space fit for the 21st Century and beyond, underpinned by sustainable interventions and an expert understanding of the historical and social significance of the Grade I-listed place of worship.
When the pioneering refurbishment work completed in 2021, it was among the first Grade I-listed cathedrals to have sustainable heat pump technology installed. Underfloor heating, connected directly to the new heat pumps, is also integrated as part of our major reconfiguration of the nave floor, further improving energy efficiency and taking advantage of renewable energy sources.
Read more about the AJ Retrofit Awards on the Architects' Journal.