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Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe, Dorset

Described as the most important remaining example of the romantic and picturesque style of architecture, Greendale carried out major refurbishment works on this prestigious Grade 1 listed building.

The project was the sixth and latest phase of a substantial repair, renovation and development programme for the Castle, and the first significant change made to the building in the last decade.

As a result of the restoration work, an estimated 55,000 visitors will now be able to access parts of Highcliffe Castle that were previously not open to the public, including the state dining room, butler’s pantry and the East Tower. We also completed improvements to the Great Hall, food preparation area and bar, as well as constructing new public toilets in the basement and upgrading the external car park.

Employer Christchurch Borough Council

Architects Purcell Miller Tritton

Surveyors Gardiner & Theobald

Value £1.1 million

Duration 52 Weeks

Construction Notes

A new reinforced concrete floor slab was installed in the Great Hall. The original arched brick vaulting was conserved with new slab over including under floor heating. New slab has been designed to take loadings from proposed new stair to gallery which was an existing feature of the castle prior to vandalism and fires in the 60’s and 70’s.

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