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Work Begins on Historic Walled Garden

4 December 2017

A County Durham construction company is laying down roots for the restoration of Auckland Castle's 17th century Walled Garden.

Rainton Construction, based in Durham, has begun early preliminary works at the Walled Garden, which is being reimagined as part of The Auckland Project’s wider £130m revitalisation project.

Workers are now on site, clearing rubble, preserving and storing historically significant stonework, and preparing access routes to allow for further works to commence in the new year.

The work currently being undertaken by Rainton Construction will run until February 2018 and is the first phase of The Auckland Project’s plans to reimagine the garden as it would have been hundreds of years ago.

Following the initial phase of works, Rainton Construction will be working on site during 2018, completing a complex earth removal exercise, insitu reinforced concrete retaining structures, as well as works to all the Grade 1 listed walls and new pedestrian access ways involving extensive paving.

Supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Headley Trust, the Walled Garden is due to open to the public in 2018.

For more information on the Walled Garden and to stay up to date with The Auckland Project’s Future Plans, click here.

 

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