Dovetailors are delighted to announce that Wakefield Cathedral has commissioned us to design and build a new altar, ambo and other handcrafted items of furniture as part of its Project 2013 venture.
This is a major project for Dovetailors and one we are extremely proud to be involved in. Our skilled team, digital design facilities and extensive workshop make us ideally placed to deliver an assignment of this size and of such a specialist nature.
The cathedral is currently undergoing major refurbishment to create a public space for worship and events that gives greater flexibility than the current layout and will suit the needs and demands of future generations.
The venture is a bold step by a very forward thinking cathedral community that has recognised the need to adapt its facilities to meet the requirements of those using them today and for decades to come.
We were delighted to be approached and have been proactive in creating designs that have a contemporary feel without detracting from their solemn purpose. Each item must have the flexibility to be adaptable, suiting the multi-purpose nature of the space that is being created. Wakefield Cathedral is renowned for its friendliness and warmth and our pieces will reflect the personality of the community and the building.
This prestigious assignment is already underway and initial designs have been approved. We used these plans to create prototypes of the ambo and altar which we put in position in the cathedral in early December to assess their dimensions. This led to more discussions and some adaptations.
Our involvement has already been caught on camera by TV crews filming the progress of Project 2013 and we have enjoyed sharing our ideas and passion with the programme makers.
We will be posting regular updates and photographs on our blog as construction work progresses between now and completion in March.