It is an understatement to say that our current facilities are not fit for purpose. But, rather than remove the leaking and unstable 1980s extension to the church, we propose to re-purpose it, ensuring with 21st century engineering skills that the various damp egresses are permanently tanked away, the whole external structure is reinforced while the interior is opened up to create modern facilities that will properly serve the needs of all visitors to St Barts the Great including wheelchair users, and people of all physical abilities.
We will sensitively landscape the currently ugly and unloved north gardens on Cloth Fair and will create access to these from the lift side of the crypt. This will create a flow of travel around the interior and exterior of St Barts that will open up parts of the church that are currently out of bounds and will enable new groups to experience the heritage we have to offer, especially groups of school children and our disabled visitors.
Stairs to crypt.