Restoration

The fabric of the Cathedral is now in dire need of restoration. Recent expert architectural inspections have identified severe problems threatening the tower, the spire and the external and internal stonework. Parts of the structure are now officially described as “unstable”.

The need is pressing. An appeal is being launched to raise €3,000,000 for vital restoration work and to provide some funding for the future. The fund will be ring-fenced for this work only - it will not be used for running expenses.

Subject to further detailed analysis, it is likely that the phasing will be as follows:

  • Phase 1: South Façade (on West Street)
  • Phase 2: West Façade (Old Theatre Street)
  • Phase 3: Steeple (internal and External)
  • Phase 4: North Façade (on Marsamxett Harbour)
  • Phase 5: East Façade( on Independence Square)

Restoration Breakdown

To these figures below should be added the architect’s professional fee, technical surveys and an allowance for contingencies. The Restoration Appeal aims to meet its target of Euro 3 million by November 2019, the 175th Anniversary of the building of the Cathedral.

External Restoration

All external stonework requires cleaning and re-pointing. Repairs to corroded stonework at the base of portico columns a ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR894,000

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Tower and Spire Restoration

Belfry has a number of cracked or dislodged masonry blocks. Replacement of broken sections. Widespread need to anchor cr ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR716,000

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Boundary Wall Restoration

Broken stonework and repair, cleaning and re-pointing of stone throughout boundary wall. ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR383,000

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Ceiling

Utilitarian interior suspended ceiling to be dismantled and replaced by ceiling which is true to William Scamp’s origi ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR165,000

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Internal works

Replacement of roof over stairs leading to the roof over the Western tower and general internal restoration where necess ...

EUR0.0 EUR0 EUR165,000

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Railings

Cast-iron railings require extensive re-painting and replacement of broken sections. ...

EUR0.0 EUR EUR38,000

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