Keeping our Lofty Ambitions Alive

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If you go down to Chester today you’ll see the grand Cathedral partly shrouded in scaffolding.

Grosvenor is part of an ongoing conservation project to help maintain Chester’s iconic Cathedral.

Currently we are working on the pinnacles – the stone ‘pointy’ things that rise from the parapets.

What’s all the fuss about, you may ask?.

Such simplistic things play a strategic role in keeping the building standing.

Not only are they things of beauty delicately carved with poppy heads and natural motifs, they are also structural ‘hammerheads’ forcing pressure down onto the parapet and through the flying buttresses.

Holding the structure together by compression.

So – our pinning and carving has a purpose that is beyond the aesthetic – it’s helping keep our most revered buildings standing and our lofty ambitions alive.

To see a full album with more images of our work at the Cathedral see here