Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is one of the greatest and most loved buildings in England, instantly recognizable for its soaring spire and the beauty of its Close, with its great lawns and historic houses. Having already written the Conservation Plan for the Cathedral and Close, we were commissioned to prepare a Masterplan to consider how the Cathedral could manage its environment and facilities over the coming decades, and better welcome the quarter of a million visitors it receives each year.

Having already written the Conservation Plan for the Cathedral and Close, we were commissioned to prepare a Masterplan to consider how the Cathedral could manage its environment and facilities over the coming decades, and better welcome the quarter of a million visitors it receives each year.

The recommendations resulting from the Masterplan will entail a wide range of changes to the Cathedral environment: a reduction of intrusive car parking within the Close, the re-opening of the Cathedral’s southern landscape to visitors, and the construction of a small number of new visitor buildings. It is hoped that these changes will improve the atmosphere of and access to the Cathedral and Close significantly, allowing the Cathedral to meet the future needs of its visitors with pride and confidence.