Castles, monuments and ruins are at the heart of what we do at Recclesia. We have completed a number of high-profile conservation projects acting as Principal Contractor directly for English Heritage, Cadw, local authorities and other heritage organisations.
We’re chosen for our extensive technical knowledge, our wide-ranging in-house skills, our experience and our professional approach to the conservation of our nation’s most important buildings.
The impressive Rhuddlan Castle stands as a dominant, yet ruinous, feature alongside a once strategic crossing point of the river Clwyd in Denbighshire, North Wales. Cadw and Recclesia’s team of skilled masons, led by Senior Mason Paul Warrand helped to preserve this historic site for present and future generations.
Stationed at the edge of Chester city centre, stands Chester Castle. The history and importance of this location is perhaps no longer noticed by the hundreds of shoppers, tourists and businessmen who pass by its gates every day, but this building has played a pivotal role in the history of the UK.
Since the early 1990s, English Heritage has commissioned several phases of work to conserve and consolidate the original fabric and this project encompassed the Half Moon Tower and the Frobisher’s Workshop.
Wervin Chapel was deconsecrated in the eighteenth century and was very quickly robbed of much of its red sandstone fabric, having stood since before the 1200s as a chapel of ease to the Abbey of St Werburgh’s in Chester. As the building became ruinous and the neighbouring farm grew larger, the chapel was given a new but somewhat less holy function as a cow shed.