Monday, 23 March 2015 13:00

Hylton Castle Renovation

S&CC Ltd worked with Beaumont Brown Architects to provide structural advice for the renovation of Hylton Castle in Sunderland - the shell of a three-storey C14th gate house.

As part of the Hylton Castle Redevelopment Project, the client, Sunderland City Council, wanted to record and analyse the historic fabric of the castle which is under the guardianship of Historic England and currently on their ‘At Risk’ Register. It is planned that repairs to the ruined castle should bring it back into use by the local community as a visitor centre, with the key priority of saving the structure from continuing vandalism.

Published in Historic Buildings
Monday, 23 March 2015 12:58

York City Walls

Structural and Civil Consultants Ltd were appointed by York City to undertake the role of surveying and stabilising the 3.4km length of York’s city walls. York’s famous walls with walkways, bars, towers and associated buildings comprise the most intact wall structure of any city in England.

The original walls were built around 71 AD and although much of the Roman defences were destroyed by the Vikings, there are still some significant Roman remains such as the Multangular Tower in the Museum Gardens.The majority of the remaining walls, which encircle the whole of the medieval city, date from the 12th–14th century, with some reconstruction carried out in the 19th century and later.

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