Progress shots of Highcliffe Castle

Check out our progress at Highcliffe Castle where we are working on the seventh phase of an 18-month building project for Highcliffe Castle, which will see the grade 1 listed building’s Penleaze Wing fully restored, the castle’s historic kitchen reinstalled, as well as the creation of new exhibition and activity spaces.

Posts are added chronologically, so please scroll to bottom if you have missed earlier updates.

01.11.18

In the final stages now as the lighting is installed, highlighting the well, which was unearthed during the works.  A glass cover makes the well safe, yet still enables visitors to have a peek and let their imaginations run wild thinking about how the well was used and even who might have met their maker plunging to their deaths!

Further images show how this project has very cleverly managed to renovate rooms not seen in many years, making them bright and accessible, yet still retaining the character of this amazing Castle.

07/09.18

Latest progress at Highcliffe Castle show some rooms are now ready for flooring which will go down next week.

 

02/08/18

These latest shots show the original flagstones that have being taken up for under floor heating to be put in and then relaid in the original design.

 

Update: 11/07/18

Works continue to progress well at Highcliffe Castle.

Working  closely with Christchurch Borough Council and architects Rodney Melville and Partners, the repair and renovation works will include; the relaying of stone floors and new concrete ground slabs; overlaying of existing retained solid floors, with new oak flooring to key rooms; conservation of existing exposed brickwork and remaining original wall and ceiling finishes; overhauling previously repaired windows and external doors; repair of remaining stone staircase, and the extension of upper level stairs with timber; formation of 2 new lift shafts and 5 new or restored stairs; completion of a walkway at mezzanine level, and extending with new steel stair to first and second floor. All new mechanical and electrical services are being installed the Phase 7 areas.

A new conservation studio will also be created allowing an internationally important collection of stained glass to be restored and displayed. The castle will also welcome back some original pieces of furniture which are currently held in storage by the V&A.


 
 

Branding and Website Design by fathom