Upcoming lift installation project at Caernarfon Castle

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By Chris Jones

Published on: 07-04-2021

Marketing Manager at Sheridan Lifts and chief blogger!

We’ve got a really exciting lift installation project in the pipeline at Caernarfon Castle that I wanted to tell you about.

I was only there last year myself, and heard about the plans for the redevelopment of the monumental Kings Gate Tower first-hand from one of the tour guides. Little did I know at the time that Sheridan Lifts would be at the forefront of the project which will see a brand new 3 stop panoramic glass lift installed which will open out onto a new roof terrace.

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Working closely with our client Grosvenor Construction and the end client CADW, Sheridan Lifts are delighted to be playing our part in this wider £4m project.

The castle’s rich and intriguing history dates back to around 1284 when, as an early incarnation – it was used to house Kind Edward I and his pregnant wife, Eleanor. Their baby Edward of Caernarfon would later have his own heir, the royal price Edward II who was also born here. Right from the beginning Caernarfon Castle was destined for great things. Its lofty imperial ambition and epic prowess made it a fitting home for the king’s representative in Wales.

One of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages, this historic castle forms an integral part of Welsh history being the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1911 and again in 1969. Its history included having survived brutal attacks in 1403 and 1404. This is a castle built to last.

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Once installed, the lift itself will be bilingual (Welsh and English language) and feature bottom driven Wittur frameless glass with spider fixings. Our team will be installing with the utmost care and attention and under the close guidelines set out by its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

We can’t wait to get started and we will post updates as the project progresses. Renovations are expected to be completed in early 2022 and a new café, accessible toilets and a gift shop will be new additions too.

Find out how we work with heritage sites and Grade II Listed buildings here.

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