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Historic Scotland - Stirling Castle Royal Palace Restoration
This 3 year project for Historic Scotland involved the restoration of James V's Renaissance Royal Palace back to its former glory, including the display of the Stirling Heads. The palace is widely acknowledged as one of the most complex examples of a medieval court in Europe.
We undertook a complete overhaul of the palace principal rooms, including the Queen's Guards Hall, King's Presence Chamber and the Queen and King's Bedroom Chambers. The works involved in these areas included the installation of steel to carry the upper floors, dropping suspended ceilings, installation of oak ceiling cornicing, refurbishment and replacement of windows and the formation of a new service duct. We also replastered walls using specialist lime plaster containing horse hair, which maintains the historical character of the building.
Additional works included:
• Re-roofing to the Old Chapel
• Upgrading the vault areas to form display rooms
• Refurbishing of existing rooms to form office accommodation
• Internal spiral stainless steel and glass staircase
• External purpose made oak staircase
• Refurbishment of public toilets
• New concrete floors with underfloor heating and stone slab finishing
• Purpose made replica medieval doors and ironmongery
• Installation of fire suppression systems, BMS systems and specialist designed lighting
We also supervised the installation of wall hangings, upholstery, carpets to period designs, metalwork including chandeliers and candlesticks, the installation of leaded and stained glass and reproduction renaissance furniture.