This romantic ruin is all that is left of the medieval Hopton Castle, besieged in a notorious battle of the English Civil War. In 2006, after years of effort, the Hopton Castle Preservation Trust secured funding which has allowed the castle and its surroundings to be purchased and repaired and access to be provided for visitors.
As part of those works, Shire Consulting were appointed to provide structural engineering services to assist with the renovation. Our experienced engineers were used to design suitable methods of stabilization to maintain the structural integrity of the remains and to make it safe for the viewing public.
Working alongside Architects, Trustees and English Heritage, we were able to help the team achieve their goal of preserving a piece of quintessential English history.