Work aimed at a future reopening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is ongoing.

According to the July 14 cathedral parish newsletter, “Team Architects and engineering firm Dunning Thornton have produced designs and estimates which see us striving towards a $7 million goal to cover the [seismic] strengthening, organ works, and interior and exterior restoration. The fundraising committee . . . is working to seek major gifts and grants to kickstart fundraising before the official public launch next year.”

3D digital imaging of the roof space is underway by LT McGuiness. Work to
remove the Hobday Organ, which is necessary before any construction work can begin, is anticipated to start in the spring.

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