Rosslyn Castle Vault Rebuild Progress
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