Salford approves £18m cathedral refurb
The listed Chapel Street church will close from next March to December 2024 so that the work can take place.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford lodged plans for extensive works to the Victorian Gothic Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist in the summer.
Salford City Council has now approved those plans, which feature roof repairs, a new heating system, and the restoration of historic features.
The Diocese is working with heritage architect Purcell on the Cathedral project.
Purcell has worked on some of the country’s most well-known cathedrals, including Durham, St Paul’s and Canterbury.
To fund the project, the diocese will “seek to utilise all available funding streams and grants” but is also calling for public donations to reach its target.