St Magnus’ Cathedral, Kirkwall
Ferrey and Mennim are the cathedral architects for St Magnus’ Cathedral in Orkney. Andrew Boyce has been the cathedral architect since January 2004, and Richard Carr-Archer and Michael Mennim of Ferrey and Mennim held the post before him.
The cathedral is an exceptional example of Romanesque architecture constructed using the red Kirkwall sandstone and yellow Eday sandstone to create a striking polychromatic effect. It is the only wholly medieval cathedral in Scotland and a unique survival from Orkney’s pre-Scottish Scandinavian era.
Our long period of caring for the cathedral has enabled a coordinated 25 year programme of repairs and renewals to be undertaken. Recent phases of work have included new entrance steps/ramps, new entrance porch, re-coppering of the spire, repair of nave and quire glass, repair of nave and south aisle stonework, renewal of rose window and glazing, stone faced new build extension to north choir aisle for WCs, amongst many other items.
- Client:St Magnus’ Cathedral, Kirkwall
- Category: Conservation, Heritage, Community and Ecclesiastical.
York based Conservation, Residential
and Ecclesiastical Architects.
Design with a difference
Ferrey and Mennim pursue a contemporary, timeless architecture, often within complex historic settings. Since 1922 we have worked with exceptional craftsmen from across Yorkshire and the North of England to create and restore buildings with carefully crafted, modern detail. We undertake work with skill, care and always with attention to the needs of our clients.
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We have a wide range of skills and experience in our team that includes:
Andrew Boyce, ARB RIBA RIAS AABC is cathedral architect for St Magnus Cathedral and Hull Minster as well as over 150 churches. He joined Ferrey and Mennim in 1999 and now uses his specialist knowledge of buildings conservation to lead the team as Director.
Ian Hayton, BArch (Hons) DipArch MSc (Building Conservation) ARB AABC is an award winning architect with extensive experience in sustainable construction, conservation and in the education, SEN, residential and large-scale housing sectors. He is passionately committed to close consultation with clients and historic buildings.
In addition, Ferrey and Mennim are very ably assisted by our technical and office support staff.
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