We are delighted to have been appointed by Historic Coventry Trust to create an exciting new interpretation scheme as part of the restoration of the Charterhouse, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. One of only two surviving Carthusian monastery buildings in the UK, the existing site incorporates the original Prior’s House and the Refectory and contains outstanding examples of medieval and Elizabethan wall paintings.
Set to open in time for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, the Charterhouse is positioned within a wider 70-acre Heritage Park. Offering a tranquil oasis as an urban heritage attraction, visitors will learn more about the devoted life of the Carthusian monks, the Elizabethan remodelling of the house, and the subsequent life of the site as a plant nursery and home of Colonel William Wyley who gifted the site to the people of Coventry.
The team at Core will deliver the interpretation planning, design and delivery of the new visitor scheme, working closely with Historic Coventry Trust, Chroma Consulting, main contractor Splitlath and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.