The Project

The project to reinstate the Cathedral will be carried out in phases, and includes extensive stabilisation work.


The Cathedral will be reinstated in three phases. The main Cathedral building will be first, followed by the ancillary buildings (including the Visitor Centre) and, finally, the Tower.


Physical reinstatement of the main Cathedral can start once the structure is stabilised.

The design to stabilise the Cathedral is underway. The design for how the Cathedral will be reinstated and operate in the future, will happen at the same time.

Stabilisation construction work will begin in the first quarter of 2020 and take between 12 and 18 months.

Site maintenance will be ongoing.


As investigation and design progresses we’ll have more information about the timing of next steps.

Overall, the project is expected to take between 7 and 10 years.