Expanding our portfolio of Grade I and II listed buildings we were delighted to be awarded the prestigious conservation project at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland.
Work began in June 2017, and the plan is to return the 900-year-old Grade I listed building to its former Georgian Gothic opulence and make it part of the new art and heritage destination by The Auckland Project.
Auckland Castle was built as one of the primary homes and hunting lodges of the Prince Bishops of Durham and is one of the most important and best-preserved medieval bishops’ palaces in all Europe. It will reopen in 2019 to tell the story of its powerful former residents.
Meldrum’s contract also includes the construction of new exhibition spaces and an environmentally controlled 3 storey extension with basement for a new Faith Museum adjoining Auckland Castle. The new Scotland Wing extension will be a waterproof concrete frame structure, clad in quarried stone from Cop Crag in Northumberland.
Have a look at all the other fantastic regeneration work that The Auckland Project are completing here: The Auckland Project