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Sectors

Restoration

Nottingham Castle Transformation

Client: Nottingham City Council
Location: Nottingham
Value: £16.0m

Approach

The transformation of Nottingham Castle to become a world-class visitor destination, with improvements funded by the National Lottery through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nottingham City Council and D2N2. As part of the redevelopment works, it was paramount that the Grade I Listed Ducal Palace was restored to its former glory, with essential lime plastering, stonework restoration and extensive roof repairs to protect the external fabric of the building.
The completed project will establish Nottingham Castle as a world class heritage site and is estimated to bring an additional 400,000 visitors annually, celebrating the Castle’s unique and diverse 1,000 year heritage.

Approach

Construction

The redevelopment was undertaken with a sensitive approach in order to protect the original building fabric and any archaeological artefacts finds, whilst maintaining close liaison with Historic England throughout. To ensure no damage to the Grade I Listed Ducal Palace, we implemented a solution of a self-supporting scaffolding system ‘Kentledge Battress’, which is supported using water barrels. This eliminated the need for scaffold to be fixed to the structure, therefore removing the possibility of causing damage to the building fabric. Loading restrictions were put in place due the historic cave network and access to the caves improved with new lighting and handrails.

Construction

Finished Build

This National Monument site, with remodelled grounds, now comprises a new contemporary visitor centre and an extension to the existing Ducal Palace, which houses the new Robin Hood Adventures and Rebellion Gallery to tell the stories of the city’s legendary outlaw and history of rebellion.
“I’d like to thank G F Tomlinson for its commitment and dedication during the period they have been working for us on this project. The impact of these works will have a lasting impression on the city, bolstering tourism with the restoration of fascinating buildings.” – Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Dave Trimble

 

Finished Build

Sectors

Commercial

Nottingham Castle Transformation

Client: Nottingham City Council
Location: Nottingham
Value: £16.0m

Approach

The transformation of Nottingham Castle to become a world-class visitor destination, with improvements funded by the National Lottery through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nottingham City Council and D2N2. As part of the redevelopment works, it was paramount that the Grade I Listed Ducal Palace was restored to its former glory, with essential lime plastering, stonework restoration and extensive roof repairs to protect the external fabric of the building.
The completed project will establish Nottingham Castle as a world class heritage site and is estimated to bring an additional 400,000 visitors annually, celebrating the Castle’s unique and diverse 1,000 year heritage.

Approach

Construction

The redevelopment was undertaken with a sensitive approach in order to protect the original building fabric and any archaeological artefacts finds, whilst maintaining close liaison with Historic England throughout. To ensure no damage to the Grade I Listed Ducal Palace, we implemented a solution of a self-supporting scaffolding system ‘Kentledge Battress’, which is supported using water barrels. This eliminated the need for scaffold to be fixed to the structure, therefore removing the possibility of causing damage to the building fabric. Loading restrictions were put in place due the historic cave network and access to the caves improved with new lighting and handrails.

Construction

Finished Build

This National Monument site, with remodelled grounds, now comprises a new contemporary visitor centre and an extension to the existing Ducal Palace, which houses the new Robin Hood Adventures and Rebellion Gallery to tell the stories of the city’s legendary outlaw and history of rebellion.
“I’d like to thank G F Tomlinson for its commitment and dedication during the period they have been working for us on this project. The impact of these works will have a lasting impression on the city, bolstering tourism with the restoration of fascinating buildings.” – Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Dave Trimble

 

Finished Build