GALLERY: Duke of Gloucester officially opens new chapter on Ely’s Old Palace
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THE newly refurbished Old Bishop’s Palace was officially opened by HRH the Duke of Gloucester on Friday.
The duke stopped off at Ely Cathedral for a short service before being given a tour of the medieval building, in Palace Green, which underwent more than a year of careful restoration to bring it back to life as a part of King’s Ely.
He was then joined by King’s head teacher Sue Freestone to unveil a plaque commemorating the event.
The redevelopment included a new head teacher’s office, sixth form classrooms, dining room, gym and boarding facilities as well as a new girls’ boarding house.
The school acquired the lease for the building from Sue Ryder back in 2010, with the building used as a care facility by the charity.