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Sheffield Cathedral in Church Building

January 2015

The internal and external reordering of Sheffield Cathedral by Thomas Ford & Partners has been featured in an in-depth, 5-page spread in the latest issue of Church Building & Heritage Review.

As part of the project, which saw new heating, seating and lighting as well as a new entranceway. Luke Hughes was asked to design and craft stacking pews, invented by Luke Hughes in 1997.

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Now with seating for over 500 congregants, the nave can be stacked and cleared in under 20 minutes, allowing the space to be used for alternative events and gatherings, increasing the functionality of the building.

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‘Thomas Ford & Partners’ re-ordering of the interior and exterior at Sheffield Cathedral promotes flexibility of use as well as re-establishing the historic relationship with the city centre…Replacement of fixed pews with oak bench seating has facilitated flexible use of the nave.’
- Church Building and Heritage Review

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