August 2 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Specialist contractors will start work to improve the pedestrian access at the castle in Saffron Walden.
Noble and Taylor, overseen by architects Purcell, will be starting work on May 19 on a £35,000 scheme that will see the boundary wall, railings and gates overhauled and renewed.
A new level entrance way will be created to improve access for pedestrians into the ancient monument. New cycle stands, an interpretation board and bins will also be provided as part of the scheme.
Cllr Howard Rolfe cabinet member for communities and partnerships at Uttlesford District Council, which is overseeing the work, said: “This is the second phase of a £400,000 restoration project for the castle. We started works last year to stabilise the walls and additional work is planned on the semaphore tower.
“I am pleased the work due to start on May 19 will further improve access for our visitors.
“The whole project should be completed in the next two to three years, making the castle an even bigger tourist attraction and asset to the local community.”
The latest works are scheduled to take six weeks.