Leicester Cathedral


When the remains of King Richard III were found lying beneath a car park in the city of Leicester, England in 2013, the concluding chapter of this 529 year old mystery was where and how the monarch would be the laid to rest.

Upon the decision for Leicester Cathedral, a place of worship for over 900 years, to be the site of King Richard III’s reinterment, the city began a series of new infrastructure projects to coincide with the 2015 ceremony. Working with van Heyningen and Haward Architects, new bespoke canon furniture designed by Luke Hughes was commissioned, including clergy seating, music stands and choir lights in English oak.

Further new additions comprised of a new visitor centre, just 100 steps from the Cathedral, dedicated to the King and within the ancient Cathedral walls, new flooring and King Richard III’s much anticipated tomb, crafted from Swaledale fossil stone.

The project has since won:
RIBA East Midlands Award 2017
RIBA East Midlands Project Architect of the Year 2017 - for Josh McCosh
RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year 2017
RIBA National Award 2017

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We are delighted to discuss any space or furniture-related issues you face and to answer any questions you have about the work we do.

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