Installation of a fire safety system in the rafters of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (“Upper Basilica”), a major neo-Gothic work dating from the mid-19th century, is composed of a nave with a wooden frame, and a bell tower with wooden flooring.
After the fire in April 2019 at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, it has become mandatory for the Sanctuary to undertake protective measures against fire in the Upper Basilica.
Warning devices, thermal cameras, and water hose pipes will be installed as part of a comprehensive protection system.
- Concept design: 4 months
- Work and installation: 6 months
For all studies and work to be carried out, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes commits to seeking a minimum of 3 competitive quotes where possible (and at least 2) and to rigorously monitor the budgets. Proof of all expenses will be provided to donors.
The Sanctuary applies 10-15% management and administrative fees to all projects to cover related costs.