Repair work at Cathedral gets under way

Works at the Cathedral
Works at the Cathedral
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Works to re-pitch the Peterborough Cathedral organ from Old Philharmonic to Standard concert pitch, and completion of repairs to the mosaic floor near to the high altar, will affect the route visitors take around the cathedral during January.

Some areas of the cathedral will be roped off so that works can continue safely. For example, scaffolding has been erected in the quire so that the organ builders Harrison and Harrison can reinstate some of the pipes they have already re-pitched. Part of the north aisle of the nave will also be roped off so that the pipes can be lifted up to the triforium.

As well as the organ works, during January repairs to the tesserae floor near to the high altar will resume. The extensive restoration of the 19th century mosaic floor will stop during February, with the final polishing of the floor taking place in March.

The works are likely to be noisy at times between Monday and Friday, but will stop at weekends and during services.