25.01.16 - Final part of the Jigsaw in place at Cathedral Development thanks to Mick George Ltd
In celebration of the Cathedral’s 900th Anniversary in 2018, Peterborough Cathedral has a clear vision for playing an increasingly important role as a place where thousands of people can come to develop musically, understand their heritage or simply enjoy a wonderful event.
The landmark that attracts in excess of 100,000 visitors annually is undergoing major investment to revolutionise the sites offering and experience.
As the unveiling of the new Heritage and Education Visitor Centre located within the Cathedral nears completion, scheduled for June 2016, the project has managed to secure funding for the final stage of its development from Mick George Ltd.
Thanks to the Mick George Community Fund, the top floor of the new centre will have new classrooms, fully furbished for use by local school children during their visits. The grant will be utilised to secure tables, chairs, interactive whiteboards and an exciting new interactive touch table that will detail people and places in the City’s history.
Rachael Clarke, Senior Development Manager, Peterborough Cathedral Development & City Trust stated: “Peterborough Cathedral is delighted to have received a grant from the Mick George Community Fund. This grant will enable us to develop a key part of our long term aims for the project, allowing us to enhance the visits of local school children on education trips to their Cathedral. We are extremely grateful to Mick George Ltd for their support.”
The project derived following an extensive consultation process which unearthed that the current education facility was unsuitable. The common consensus was that the improved amenity will benefit immensely in relation to educating children on the City’s rich history.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Peterborough Cathedral is undoubtedly an iconic, stunning building and a wonderful asset to the City. However, in an ever changing world in which we are all involved it is pleasing to see that that the Peterborough Cathedral Development & City Trust have recognised the need to evolve and adapt the ways in which they engage with the local community.’’
Stump continued: ’’This is no different to Mick George Ltd, we’re continuously evolving and adapting our business and services to ensure we are providing the best possible experience to our customers and partners.’’