Carrickfergus Castle

A practical solution to protect an ancient monument

Client: Department for Communities of Northern Ireland (NI), Historic Environment Division

Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Completed: 2020

Architect: Alastair Coey Architects

Main Contractor: JPM Contractors

Cost: £1m project cost

Material: Green Irish oak

Awards: Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) Regional Award, Client of the Year Award, Sustainability Award 2021

Award-winning Irish oak frame brings a pitched roof back to 12th century castle

The Great Tower of the imposing 12th century Carrickfergus Castle was in need of a new roof – the existing 1930s flat roof was seeping in water, causing mould and other damage.

Paul Price, a historic building specialist (and former Carpenter Oak colleague) was approached about the project and he then engaged with us in the early stages of the design.

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