Work to build a new heritage extension at Hull Minster is about to begin.
Protective walls were installed on the south side of the church on which the new building is to be built.
It is part of a £ 3.9 million transformation project funded by Highways England as part of the Agency’s support to Hull during the construction of the £ 355 million improvement project on Castle Street in the city center.
The grant was announced in March last year.
In the run-up to the new building, archaeological excavations have since taken place in the southwest corner of the minster.
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Human remains buried at the site have been recorded before being re-interred in the church’s crypt, while exposed walls and foundations of early buildings on the site have also been uncovered and recorded.
The Heritage Center will have a striking new addition made of glass, bronze and stone that overlooks Trinity Square.
In addition to the history of the historic church, it will also house a café as well as event and exhibition rooms.
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The Highways England Grant funds will also be used to transform the choir room into an education and study space for church, school and community groups.
The grant also supports a program to renovate the exterior of the main church building, including cleaning and restoring the masonry facing Trinity Square.
A community garden will also be laid out on the South Church Side, maintained by volunteers from the Rooted in Hull project, while other new features include a secure covered bike shop for staff, volunteers and visitors, and the installation of a modern power system to support both indoor and outdoor use Outdoor events.
Meanwhile, the minster says it is facing a £ 45,000 deficit on its daily operating budget this year after a slump in income due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Visiting restrictions and a number of canceled events throughout the year have led church officials to solicit donations to offset the books.