Coventry monastery to become tourist attraction

April 6, 2018 by  

The Charterhouse, a Coventry-based monastery, is going to be refurbished at a cost of £4.3 million.

The Charterhouse should become a significant tourist attraction after the National Lottery has injected significant funds. The idea is that the work should be completed by 2020. When the monastery is open to the public, an adjacent coach house could become a conference venue. Promotional products from Coventry can be ideal at networking events. Ros Kerslake, the chief executive at the Heritage Lottery Fund, stated:

“Charterhouse is a site steeped in heritage. From its origins as a medieval Carthusian monastery, to its subsequent associations with Richard II, the Wars of the Roses and 19th-century industrialists, it has a unique story to tell.”

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, who is responsible for regeneration and employment, has got right behind the scheme. Councillor O’Boyle thinks that public access to the monastery will be really beneficial to the city.

It has been predicted that Charterhouse may add more than £3 million to the local economy on an annual basis. The site has national significance in the eyes of expert Ian Harrabin. The chair of the Historic Coventry Trust is clear that the community should gain from the renovation policy. However, more donations are necessary if the plan is to achieve its full potential. Construction shall begin next year.