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The Canterbury Journey

South Precincts
A trench is being dug to the south of the Cathedral nave as part of The Canterbury Journey programme of work.

The 60m long trench is to allow a new drain to be installed so that rain water can be diverted away from damaging the foundations of the Cathedral and new Precincts’ landscaping.

We have been carrying out investigations in the Precincts since summer 2016 in preparation for the start of major building work in early 2017. The current work will take about five weeks to complete.

The Canterbury Journey is a £24.7 million development to carry out vital restoration work on the Cathedral building whilst improving access for visitors who want to find out more about its history and mission.

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