The Carthusian Priory of St Anne is a unique Grade I listed building and Scheduled National Monument surrounded by walled grounds and open parkland in the centre of Coventry. The development by Historic Coventry and The Coventry Charterhouse Trust aims to reinvigorate this dramatically altered historic gem.
The brief reflects the complexity of the site and its history, creating live archaeological sites, a heritage attraction, historic gardens, cafe, conference venue and community space all to sit as the visitors centrepiece of the larger heritage park vision.
The scheme aims to evoke the buildings rich history opening up the pages of its story to show the building through its many forms.
PCPT have been involved with Coventry Charterhouse since 2010. We have now completed the second-round HLF bid for £5M and with private funding of £2M the Phase I of the project is due on site in summer 2018.
Previously, emergency work involving the rebuilding of a dividing wall, was carried out and the Trust can now see something for all their hard work. The Pilgrim Trust described the work as ‘marvellous’ (Georgina Nayler – Director).
“Charterhouse is a hidden gem. Rarely have we come across a building of this age that has been forgotten. The medieval wall paintings dating from the 1400s are almost unique in this country. This is a building of international significance.”
– Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Architectural Heritage Fund