Leicester Cathedral

Brief Description
Leicester Cathedral, in conjunction with the Richard III Society, the University of Leicester and the City Council, began the Reinterment of Richard III Project in 2013. The project, to provide King Richard’s final resting place, involves a series of changes to the inside of the Cathedral to create a significant space for the raised tomb, with a new floor, special lighting and new stained glass windows.

This project was completed in 2015.

Project Details
Location: Leicester
Client: Leicester Cathedral
Value: £0.5 million
Dates: 2013-2015

Professional Services
Martin Thomas Associates are appointed to undertake all the Mechanical and Electrical Consultancy Work with a view to future phases of work and will maintain a close on site involvement with the works throughout construction.

In conjunction with:
Architects—Van Heyningen & Haward
Cost Consultants—MDA
Lighting Designers—Light Perceptions
Structural Engineers—Price & Myers

Awards: RIBA East Midlands Award 2017, RIBA East Midlands Project Architect of the Year 2017
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“Now the dust is settling on the amazing project for the reinterment of King Richard III, I wanted to write to you as someone who was involved as one of our key contractors during that period. We have received numerous expressions of thanks and good wishes at the Cathedral, and on behalf of the city and county relating to all aspects of the project, not least the craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into the physical works carried out in the Cathedral to make it all possible. We feel ourselves to have been exceptionally fortunate in those we have worked with, both professionally and personally. My thanks go to you and all in your team for what we have achieved together.“

The Very Reverend David Monteith
Dean of Leicester