May 9th, 2014

Rain Water Harvesting For Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral

Aquatech Pressmain supply rain water harvesting system for the new visitors centre “Little Paradise” at Salisbury Cathedral.

Little Paradise is first permanent new build at Salisbury Cathedral since the fifteenth century. A purpose designed building providing new toilet facilities supplied via the rain water harvesting unit, it marks a significant milestone for the cathedral as it looks to deliver a long term programme of improved facilities for its congregation and visitors to the Cathedral and surrounding Close.

The building combines timber, glass and stone to blend perfectly with the historic environment around it, and has minimal impact on the fabric. It replaces temporary toilets, enhancing the appearance of the south side of the building and simultaneously returning the south cloister, which had become an over-flow storage area, to its original beautiful and reflective space.   The project has been made possible through donations, legacies and pledges from the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral and other generous supporters.