Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

In 2013, HED won an open design competition to renew the highly sensitive landscape of Canterbury Cathedral Precincts. As the home of the Anglican Church worldwide and one of Europe’s finest Cathedral Churches, the cultural, historic and archaeological status of the site is of global importance.

Design work is now underway and will incorporate the location's heritage, cultural and historic assets.

HED assembled a team of consultants which include a glass art specialist, sustainability and lighting specialists. The designs provide a welcome for visitors through a narrative of Canterbury’s historic, cultural and architectural stories through contemporary artworks, paving materials, a new piazza and winding feature seating element.

HED has a firm belief in the value of the environment and sustainability. The designs for Canterbury Cathedral restore lost flint walls and reintroduce herbs and wildflowers to the Precincts. Existing materials will be reclaimed or recycled as part of the construction strategy.

Canterbury Cathedral has a unique place in our cultural, architectural and historic heritage and HED is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to play a role in its continuing story.

Location: Canterbury
Client: The Dean and Chapter

The brief called for exemplary and sustainable landscape design, which recognises the spiritual, historic and national importance of the site. The winning team was the one which took this message to heart, coming up with original ideas and a refreshing but also realistic approach.

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