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Lincoln Castle Revealed, Lincoln

Brought back to life through restoration and re-presentation

Credit: Andrew Arrol

Arrol & Snell for Lincolnshire County Council

Contract value: £12m

GIA: 4,400 m²


The castle, which was falling into disrepair, is brought back to life through a programme of restoration and re-presentation, making it accessible for all user groups. A fully comprehensive scheme of repair and conservation was carried out inside and outside of its walls, and its setting enhanced. The whole project was developed over a period of five years in order to deliver the project to coincide with the 800th Anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. Both budget and programme were successfully delivered.

  • Credit: Andrew Arrol
  • Credit: Andrew Arrol
  • Credit: Andrew Arrol
  • Credit: Andrew Arrol

The project has lifted this heritage asset to the status of a visitor destination that is accessible and enjoyable to a wide range of users. It meets the demands of contemporary users while reflecting and enhancing the intricate history of the site.

See the other winners of the RIBA Regional Awards 2016 – East Midlands


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