Norwich Cathedral has a new refectory designed by Hopkins Architects (formerly Michael Hopkins & Partners) built on the site of the medieval original. The building was topped out last week by local contractor RG Carter.

The roof, which is covered in cast lead, is supported on oak columns, each with four branches and stainless-steel flitch connections. The project has a contract value of £3.2m. It is due for completion in November. Buro Happold is structural and services engineer and Davis Langdon & Everest is quantity surveyor.