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    Default Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt Renovations

    Thanks to Objective One-funding the city’s historic Crypt under the Metropolitan Cathedral is to be opened to the public with a stunning externally glazed spiral staircase and lift.

    The work is now underway and will be open to the public in September 2008, please see the press release below for more details.

    I have attached a CGI image of what the access will look like.

    If you need any more information please give me a call. Please could you email me with your contact details?

    Many thanks

    Karen

    EU INVESTMENT BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO CITY'S HISTORIC CRYPT

    The only remnant of Europe’s greatest un-built cathedral is to be opened up to thousands of extra visitors thanks to an investment from the Merseyside Objective One Programme.


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    More than £1 million of European funding will create access to the crypt which lies beneath Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral with a stunning externally glazed extension - allowing members of the public much better access to experience the historic halls and chapel in all their glory.

    The crypt was the only element of Sir Edward Luytens' original design for the cathedral to be built. The plans for the structure, which would have been the largest cathedral in the world, were superseded in 1959 by Sir Frederick Gibberd’s design which led to the cathedral that we have today.

    The new access will connect the upper level of the cathedral with the crypt via a new glazed spiral staircase and a lift. It will create an exhibition area much needed to display rare and historic items from the Cathedral Treasury, which have hitherto been hidden from the millions of visitors to the city each year.

    The historic Crypt, will also provide a high quality conference venue making the space a key location for cultural programmes within the Hope Street Quarter.

    The Metropolitan Cathedral has previously benefited from £1.12million of EU investment to create the new piazza and grand entrance steps at the front of the building.

    Richard Nutter, director of the Merseyside Objective One Programme, said: “Liverpool is home to some of the greatest buildings in Europe but while the facades of these buildings are well known, too often what is on the inside has to be left to the imagination.

    "The Metropolitan Cathedral is a much-loved Liverpool landmark and a major tourist attraction. This project will allow many more visitors and locals alike to see one of the city's hidden gems and a beautiful fragment of a building that never reached completion."

    Work is due to finish in September 2008 and facilities will open to the public at this time.

    ENDS

    For further press information please contact,

    Peter Lappin / Karen Fitzhenry

    Paver Smith & Co

    T: 0151 239 5000

    E: lappin@paversmith.co.uk

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    Little details like that are what makes a city great in my opinion,it sounds great.

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    Thansk for the new Ged, spot-on!

    PS I edited the spaces between the sentences/ paragraphs to oone line.

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    I have lunch sometimes above the Cathedral by where the big cross Is at the back of the Metropolitan.
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    I invariably take visitors to see the cathedral/s. It never fails to impress.
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    WORK has begun on a new extension to make access to the crypt of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral easier. Read
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    This is good news-it's amazing down there! Thanks for the render-I remember seeing that when the planning application went in,but that was a while ago so I assumed it was something speculative that fell through. I wonder if the Anglican will get their fancy new bridge over the cemetary next?

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    I hope so, it would be quite a site that walking across to the other side. Hope it doesn,t take too much off the peace and tranquility, and good views as they stand.

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    Did you hear about the cat that crept into the crypt, crapped, and crept out again?

    (The old ones are the best!)

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    boom boom ha ha basil brush,s laugh

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    Why will It take till september 2008 to build a stairway to the crypt?
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    perhaps the stairway is going up to heaven, Max

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    I had many an exam in the Crypt Hall. One way to kill the spirit of the place

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    Only been in once. This years Liverpool beer festival.

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    http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/p...venue=2&id=321

    I'd go along with Lutyen's son. The very greatest building never built.
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    I had my prom in the crypt, hardly any dancefloor space, haha.

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    Great idea but terrible addition to the main entrance elevation.

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    My brother was a stone mason on the cathedral,i have some great old photo's of him and some other masons working.What a talented crew they were.

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