Recclesia has been commissioned to undertake the latest phase of conservation and repair work at Bangor Cathedral alongside conservation architects Donald Insall Associates. Recclesia has completed several phases of work at the Cathedral over the past decade.
Externally, this latest phase will see the North Aisle masonry repaired and repointed, repairs to leadwork, new safe access into the west tower, and quite a long list of minor repairs throughout the rest of the building.
Internally, the work includes the repair of the intricately carved choir screen which was damaged during a burglary, and very complex repair and conservation work to part of the Clayton & Bell stained glass in the East Window. A separate case study on this repair work will be published by Recclesia Stained Glass later in the year as it is a good case study of how severely damaged stained glass can be salvaged and painstakingly pieced back together.
Recclesia Managing Director Jamie Moore said, "we have a longstanding working relationship with Bangor Diocese and in particular with the Cathedral itself. We have been responsible for numerous phases of specialist work here, and we are delighted to have been chosen to work here again."
Recclesia will be completing most of the repairs in-house, as one of the few specialist conservation contractors left in the UK who retain a full-time staff of key conservation disciplines including stonemasons, joiners, lime mortar specialists, metalwork conservators, stained glass conservators and artists.