13 November 2014

Refurbishment of St Luke’s Chapel

St Luke’s Chapel on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site
St Luke’s Chapel on the ROQ

Refurbishment of St Luke’s Chapel on the ROQ site will commence in March 2015 and is scheduled to complete in the summer.

The work to the Grade II listed building will create an attractive space suitable for performances, seminars and lectures with a seating capacity of around 100 people, resulting in a valuable new facility for the University and local community. 

Other enhancements will include new insulation, lighting and audio visual systems, as well as toilets and a kitchenette.

A highlight of the project will be the reinstatement of the chapel’s stone bell tower. The original is currently being assessed to see if it can be safely reinstalled; failing that, a replacement will be commissioned. The chapel’s bell is currently being stored but will be returning to its rightful place next year.    

The chapel will also become the new home to some of the original sculptures from the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter that are now too delicate to remain outside.