John Youngs

John Youngs
24 City Rd
Norwich, Norfolk

Tel: 01603 628 421

The Narthex, Norwich, St.John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral

The Narthex, Norwich, St.John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral

John Youngs began work on the Narthex at St John's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Norwich, in February 2009. The grade I listed cathedral is considered to be the most complete example of neo-gothic ecclesiastical architecture in the country and has been designated as one of the city's 12 most important buildings

The main part of the contract was the construction of The Narthex (an architectural term generally used for any vestibule leading to the nave of a church) which was faced in Clipsham stone with a lead roof to match the cathedral's existing structure. Features included an interpretation gallery, a function hall, toilets, kitchen and a gift-shop and café.

Another aspect of the project was the extension and refurbishment of an existing community hall which was then linked to the new-build. Other works involved the laying of pamment flooring and York stone paving, installation of decorative arched plaster ceilings, and completion of a lead roof with hidden lead guttering and rainwater harvesting.

Project details

Russell Taylor Architects
Quantity Surveyor:
Philip Pank and Partners (Norwich)
Contract Period:
45 Weeks
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