St. Maurice's Covert

Improvements to St. Maurice's Covert
St Maurie's Covert Design

ScottwhitbyStudio have developed further the public realm improvement scheme for St. Maurice’ s Covert. The proposal was initially developed through close conversations with the residents and users of St. Maurice’ s Covert, as well as observations of the space through CCTV footage and filming. 

The proposed scheme includes a thorough clean of the space, installing new lighting for the thoroughfare and to highlight the historic tower, a raised concrete platform that will act as public seating/ stage as well as allowing ramped access into the tower; a bin/bike store which also acts as a sign for the public space; and some repaving.

A great deal of care has been given in how we design to make St. Maurice’ s Covert, a forgotten public space in the centre of Winchester, a new civic space for all its users, and a key gateway point to the Cathedral Grounds- we are hoping these new elements will bring life and activity to the space and become a space where people will want to be and look after.

St. Maurice's Covert details

Portfolio Holder

Cllr Caroline Brook

Start Date


Key Steps/Milestones

September - October 2017

  • 01/09 – 31/10 Detail design – 2 months
  • 18/09 – 22/09 – Public Exhibition of Developed Proposal
  • 30/10-10/11/17 - Client Approval/Comments

November 2017

  • 13/11- 8/12 – Project out to Tender

December 2017

  • 11/12 - 15/12 , Tender Appraisal/Award

January 2018

  • 18/12/17 - 26/01/18 - Mobilisation
  • 29/01-23/03/18 – Construction Period

Latest Status

Currently at design detail stage.

Next Steps

  • Open Meeting 18 September, Walton Suite 3.30 – 5.30 pm, then Public Exhibition 19-23 September in the TIC
  • Applying for listed heritage consent in September 2017