Our special works team carried out repairs to King John’s Castle at Odiham which involved using lime mortar, stabilising bars and wall ties to make the crumbling flint walls of the castle safe for visitors.
The castle is medieval and can only be reached by a towpath, so all materials, including 12 tonnes of flint and malmestone, were transported to site by barge up the adjacent Basingstoke Canal. Internally the team built up a new ground floor, inserted a metal safety canopy and constructed a new resin-bonded non-slip walkway to run into and around the castle.
An amphitheatre was constructed within the walls to be used for concerts and other events at the castle. Finally turf was laid on the top of the walls to provide further long-term stabilisation.