William Anelay completes chapel work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

York Press: William Anelay completes chapel work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park William Anelay completes chapel work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

YORKSHIRE Sculpture Park has seen its Grade II listed Chapel undergo two phases of restoration by a York specialist.

York-based William Anelay completed work on St Bartholomew's Chapel in the Wakefield park.

The initial phase of the project began in August 2013 and ran over a six-month period encompassing masonry, re-roofing, external decorations and groundworks to make the chapel watertight.

A second phase was initiated later in the year to provide improvements to lighting, heating and ventilation.

The Chapel, built by Sir William Wentworth in 1744, has now been transformed into a gallery and arts space.

William Anelay’s contracts manager Nigel Kynaston said: “This is a wonderful and much loved chapel within the grounds of Yorkshire Sculpture Park that required some urgent refurbishment.

“We’re delighted to have played our part in preserving such an important building which will be enjoyed by thousands of visitors in the years to come.”

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