Conservation project is drawing to a close

As the extensive conservation project at Lindisfarne is beginning to draw to a close, we take a look back at what has been achieved in order to conserve this special place for future generations.

" the work that the project team has carried out on the castle has been extensive and includes internal plastering & wall repairs, the replacement of lintels, the original windows have been refurbished and fitted, new opening windows have been installed, stone tracery and damaged stone has been replaced, there have been repairs to external walls & sneck harled walls, new lead has been fitted to the roofs, repairs have been made to lower and upper battery paving, rewiring works, the installation of a new fire alarm & intruder alarm, drainage repairs and the addition of a new water main "

There is still some work to be done to take us to completion…

What we’re working on right now
On the Upper Battery the team are replacing the paving & carrying out repointing work, and work continues on the North Elevation too; Harling, Lime wash, lead roof & flashing work, and pointing to roofs.

What’s still to be done before project end?
The team are still to install a new water main works, carry out works to the water tanks on the lower battery, stabilisation of the castle crag, and the big clean-up of the site and the castle crag.

Scaffolding – The huge task of taking down the scaffolding has begun, and, all being well, it will be completely removed and the castles iconic silhouette restored by the end of August.

There's no doubt that it’s been a huge job, and one that the team working on the project has received regional recognition for; Datim were recently awarded the North East construction excellence awards for the project at Lindisfarne -  a fantastic achievement and one of which all of the team are very proud.