In line with local regeneration initiatives, the Cathedral is proposing to revitalise historic ‘Old Peel’ through opening the entrance of the Cathedral with a Lychgate that will act as an important landmark and will double-up as the city’s bus terminus. Through the installation of this resource, we aim to boost the local area by attracting new visitors via public transport, and reducing isolation for those who might find travel to Peel difficult.
The combined Lychgate and bus terminus creates a community space that brings the boundaries of civic and ecclesiastical areas together. Connected to new walkways, it will help the flow of public movement in the area and provide a much-needed shelter for commuters whilst giving a sense of open space. Our design reflects the areas shipbuilding and Celtic past and is thereby sympathetic to the historical and cultural identity of the location.
Public Activity Space
In addition, refurbishment of the Corrin Hall will provide enhanced community leisure facilities including provision for sport with associated showers and changing rooms. A new foyer and reception area, kitchen facilities and toilets will ensure the Hall can be utilised by the community for a whole range of activity – from public art space, to conferencing, from youth clubs and sport. The Cathedral will be at the heart of community engagement.