Expanding our portfolio of Grade I and II listed buildings we were delighted to be awarded this prestigious £12.4m restoration project on Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland.
Work began in June 2017, and the plan is to restore the 900-year-old Grade I listed building to its former opulence; and to make it a faith, art and heritage destination of international significance. The project will see the construction of new exhibition spaces, an environmentally controlled 3 storey extension with basement, and the creation of a faith garden. The new Scotland Wing gallery will be a waterproof concrete frame structure, clad in quarried stone from Cop Crag in Northumberland.
Auckland Castle was built as one of the primary homes and hunting lodges of the Prince Bishop of Durham and is one of the most important and best-preserved medieval bishops’ palaces in all Europe. It will reopen with an exhibition devoted to the lives of the Prince Bishops.
Have a look at all the other fantastic regeneration work that The Auckland Project are completing here: The Auckland Project