Rosslyn Castle Vault Rebuild Progress

Written By

Jonathan Walsh

1.8.2023 News

An important milestone at Rosslyn Castle has been reached with the rebuilding of one of the stone vaults below the ‘Great Hall’ now complete. Currently a ruinous part of the castle, the space will be transformed into a new Livingroom/Kitchen, reintegrating it through the creation of a new roof above.

Three levels of vaults run across the entire length of the East Range, which will be used to house plant for a new sustainable heating system with the installation of new air source heat pumps. The renewal of the vault is part of a substantial masonry conservation and repair package of works planned for the East Range. Significant archaeological excavations within the ‘Great Hall’ were also required ahead of the rebuilding, a key part of wider archaeological investigations throughout the site.

The East Range was built as a domestic residence in 17th century with Renaissance influences, part of an impressive scheme of development to the south-east end of the site and is still partly occupied being let as a holiday accommodation.

Client – Rosslyn Chapel Trust

Main Contractor – John Dennis ltd

Stonemasons – Laing Traditional Masonry

Archaeologist – AOC

Structural Engineer – Narro

M&E Engineer – Harley Haddow

QS – Morham + Brotchie

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