Lindisfarne Castle Repairs

Simpson and Brown Architects

After a long involvement in the development and maintenance of Lindisfarne Castle, our latest project there is a substantial phase of repairs to the Castle.

Situated on a prominent rock on the Northumberland coast, the former fort has seen various phases of alterations to its fabric. The building has been deteriorating as a result of water ingress, high levels of humidity, and salt contamination. Transformation from fort to holiday home by Edwin Lutyens, led to its designation as a grade 1 listed building. With specialist surveys and the organisation of trials, we have developed an extensive scheme to improve the weather tightness of the Castle whilst retaining its unique character. Work started in summer 2016 with rationalising the rainwater drainage; consolidating and refinishing walls; and refurbishing leaded panel windows. Modern interventions of non-porous materials will be removed to reinstate the hygroscopic buffering quality of the internal fabric. The Castle is scheduled to re-open to the public in Spring 2018.

Location

Lindisfarne Castle
HOLY ISLAND TD15 2SH
United Kingdom

Contact

Arnaud Schwartz
Associate Architect
aschwartz@simpsonandbrown.co.uk

Client

The National Trust

Completed

1st April 2018

Size

Categories

  • Conservation
  • Historic
  • Public