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Blackfriars Priory


In Brief


Client:
English Heritage

Location:
Gloucester

Construction value:
£500,000

Completion:
April 2011

Blackfriars Priory, which dates from the early 13th Century, is considered to be the most complete surviving example of a Dominican Priory in England. Following years of under use, with only occasional public access available, FCBStudios were appointed to transform the North and East Range of Blackfriars Priory into a flexible multi-function public venue to deliver the fundamental objectives of heating, lighting and

accessibility, which will allow the Priory to be used in a number of different configurations by the local community and businesses. 

FCBStudios sensitively and respectfully placed contemporary interventions within the Priory. This allows the modern work to be read as another layer without affecting the complex tapestry of the historic fabric.


Selected Awards


2012 RIBA West Town & Country Design Award: Shortlisted

2012 Gloucester Civic Award: Winner

Blackfriars Priory

The most complete surviving examples of a Dominican Priory, dating in part back to 13th century