We are pleased to announce that our Welcome Centre has been awarded not one, but two Royal Institute of British Architects Awards!

Winning both a RIBA East regional award and a RIBA East Conservation Award, the judges commended the building for 'its clever connection between the cathedral and Chapter House, its uncovering and re-presentation of formerly underutilised spaces and the inclusion of some careful conservation repair work.'

The Welcome Centre was designed by architects Simpson & Brown and was opened in June 2019.

Simpson & Brown said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have won two 2021 RIBA East Awards for our Welcome Centre project at St Albans Cathedral”

Want to know what all the fuss is about? We’re open daily and entry is free, so come and see for yourself!

(Photo (c) Giles Rocholl)