Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle


Lancashire County Council



Project Description

Leading a programme of repairs and restoration to castle museum and hall.

Following a design competition, BTP were selected as conservation architects to the prestigious Shire Hall and Museum at Lancaster Castle.

The Grade I listed Castle, which is one of the earliest and most prominent buildings in Lancaster, has been in continuous use since its construction in the 12th century, and this latest programme of works will focus on its Shire Hall and Museum.

The ten-sided Shire Hall court room, which was completed in 1802 by artist Joseph Gandy, is also the centrepiece for one of the UK’s finest displays of chivalric heraldry.

BTP led a programme of repairs to conserve the historic external fabric of Shire Hall, such as the roof and masonry, in order to protect the building and prepare it for any future development.



Client Testimonial

Working with Vicky and her team was a breath of fresh air. The knowledge, expertise and practical approach used to deliver the project was appreciated, especially their sensitivity to important historical elements and influences.

Paul Simpson, Principal Building Surveyor LCC

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