Sheffield Cathedral (Grade I listed)

Sheffield Cathedral (Grade I listed)

Project Summary


Electrical & Mechanical Installation


9 Months


Sheffield Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield) is the cathedral church for the Church of England diocese of Sheffield, England. Originally a parish church, it was elevated to cathedral status when the diocese was created in 1914.

The Sheffield Cathedral Gateway Project, was funded as part of a £1.3 million Heritage Lottery Fund award, which saw the modernisation and transformation of this significant and historic Grade I listed building.

The Project

Working with the main contractors, William Anelay Ltd of York, Quartzelec in Manchester have delivered the M&E contract of necessary related works for the new heating, electrical, water, ventilation, communications and lighting systems within the cathedral.

Quartzelec were responsible for installing, commissioning and testing, a number of systems designed to ensure the safety of the cathedral and increase accessibility for all. As well as the provision of the new main/sub-main distribution system, new lighting and emergency lighting, fire alarms, telephones, data, AV and hearing assistance systems will be installed which will help bring the building into the 21st century and meet the overall project objective, of becoming ‘a place for all people’. 

Quartzelec’s scope also includes replacing the existing boiler with a new installation that includes an under-floor heating system, relocating the existing cold water plant, as well as installing a water sterilisation system for the cathedral’s font.

The Manchester office had to ensure that all health and safety requirements were met and that least disruption was caused to them and all visitors throughout the project; whilst observing a strict code of conduct, befitting this place of worship.

Installation and commissioning for the M&E re-fit was completed in early 2014.


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