Arnos Vale is one of the most important and beautiful early 19th Century cemeteries in Britain. Following years of neglect, the site was abandoned in the 1990s. Purcell initially undertook a series of studies to identify future uses for the cemetery and five Grade II* listed buildings to be implemented at the least cost to rate-payers and how a community-led project could be established. Following a substantial HLF grant and help from local volunteers, Purcell conducted repairs, adaptations, landscaping and infrastructure improvements to the cemetery's monuments, buildings and Arcadian landscape. A non-conformist chapel was converted into a state-of-the-art education complex.
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Bristol City Council and Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
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