Dean’s Cloister

Martin Ashley assisted the Dean and Canons to relocate the Chapel shop to the Dean’s Cloister. It is also frequently used for events of varying sorts all needing more environmental stability than a covered cloister normally provides. This has led to a range of improvements – completing the leading glazing to the restored 15th Century cloister arcading; designing and installing a new draught-lobby to the Galilee Porch external doors; convection heating designed into the shop units; power cables and sockets run discretely around the cloister pavings; new doors in the 15th Century Porch of Honour stone archway; better draught-sealing to the 18th Century panelled door within the 13th Century stone archway. All of the initiatives were challenging in the design context of the 15th Century Dean’s Cloister but achieved in close collaboration with the Dean and Canons and help from the advising Fabric Advisory Committee.