These pictures show the big changes taking place in the shadow of York Minster.
Construction work to create the Minster’s ambitious Centre Of Excellence is now well underway.
The project aims to create a world-class campus facility for research, education and training in the traditional craft skills required to preserve and maintain the Minster for future generations.
Work on the £9 million centre began in August and as these photos show is progressing quickly.
There are two parts to the project.
The Heritage Quad is being built in part of the gardens of Minster Court and the Deanery’s garages and workshops. It will be the home and learning area for apprentices.
The Works and Technology Hub is being created on a site included The Stoneyard and York Glaziers Trust on 4-6 Deangate. New equipment would be installed, and a drawing office developed with improved IT and digital technology.
These photographs show the Heritage Quad taking shape. The site has been cleared and the foundations laid.
The Centre of Excellence for Heritage Craft Skills and Estate Management – to give the full title – is expected to be completed in summer 2024.
You can read more about it on the York Minster website.