Newport, United Kingdom, October 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Originally a moated, fortified manor house and the former home to three Queens of England, the castle was extended and altered over subsequent centuries of occupation. Devastated by fire in 1978, Astley Castle became the subject of an ambitious restoration project spanning three years and costing over £2.5million.
Renovated on behalf of the Landmark Trust, a charity that restores and revives historic buildings carefully and sensitively, the castle was selected from six shortlisted buildings to win the Royal Institute of British Architect’s highest accolade last month.
Protectahome were brought in at the first phase of restoration to undertake structural repairs and complete the initial stage of stabilising the remaining walls of the listed building prior to rebuild.
Contracted by conservation builders, Protectahome, who are experienced in works on listed and historical buildings, installed over 160 consolidation and stitching Cintec anchors, included two 12metre anchors.
Astley Castle won an impressive 27% share of votes for the Stirling Prize, which is now in its 18th year.