Simon Delaney from Delaney Marling Partnership is celebrating his appointment as Building Surveyor to the Beverley Minster Old Fund.
The Minster is one of the oldest and best-known buildings in the East Riding of Yorkshire, an iconic landmark standing proud on the skyline. It is a building that appeals to visitors and tourists from around the world as a place of worship and for its stunning medieval architecture. Now the recent filming of King Charles III and Victoria are further enhancing its appeal to film companies in the US as it doubles for Westminster Abbey in BBC & ITV dramas.
A building of this age and status requires significant maintenance and tender loving care, whilst adhering to good conservation practice. Simon Delaney says:
“Construction of the current building began before 1200 so some parts of the building are actually almost 900 years old. It took a further 225 years to complete and it amazes me to think how they managed to do this by hand. However, the mere fact that Beverley Minster is still standing proudly, is testament to the robust building practices that were used all those years ago.”
Jeremy Fletcher, Vicar of Beverley Minster says:
“Beverley Minster is still a place of pilgrimage for visitors and continues to be a place of prayer and worship at the heart of the community. We are delighted to offer this position to a local businessman who is clearly passionate about property matters of all types.”
“The Minster is an important place to so many people and we must ensure it remains in the best condition possible. I am certain Simon Delaney from Delaney Marling Partnership is perfect for the role as his company has worked on a variety of conservation projects in the area.”