In the same week that the Government announced consultation on a proposed £80 million investment to care for properties in the National Heritage Collection and the Town and Country Planning Association published “Improving Culture, Arts and Sporting Opportunities Through Planning, A Good Practice Guide” – both of which recognise the contribution that heritage buildings make to the local economy – Globe was appointed to undertake two new commissions for Lincoln Cathedral.
Following a formal quotation and interview process the Globe team was delighted to receive the news that we will be renewing a working relationship with the Cathedral that goes back to Globe’s formative days when the company was a tenant of the Dean and Chapter.
Over the next few months we will be preparing the Lincoln Cathedral Connected Options Appraisal and Outline Business Plan to support the Cathedral’s ambitions to secure a major Heritage Lottery Grant aimed at improving the connectivity and accessibility of the Cathedral for the whole community.
Alongside this we will also be undertaking a new Economic Impact Assessment to consider the impact of the Cathedral on the City Economy. The Impact Assessment is being delivered pro-bono as part of Globe’s commitment to Social Responsibility.
As well as our core staff, Globe’s team for the ‘Cathedral Connected’ project includes three specialist advisors from outside of the company who will inform and contribute to our work. They are: Oliver Caroe, Director of Caroe Architecture and Surveyor to St Paul’s Cathedral; Michael Loveday, Chief Executive of Norwich Heritage and Regeneration Trust and an internationally recognised authority on heritage business cases; and Paul Smith, Director of Design by Distraction which recently completed the new website for Stonehenge.
There are exciting times ahead for ‘Lincoln Cathedral Connected’ and we are looking forward to working alongside the Cathedral’s Project Team.