Brought back to life through restoration and re-presentation
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.
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.