Glendale’s contract win is fit for a king

National green services provider, Glendale, has been selected to restore grounds at Lincoln Castle, as part of a £22million renovation programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to bring William the Conqueror’s fortress back to life.

Glendale’s groundwork is the final stage in the three-year ‘Lincoln Castle Revealed’ project being delivered by Lincolnshire County Council to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta this year.

The closed castle will re-open its gates on April 1 and Glendale has only five weeks to deliver the £25,000 programme of work, which involves using specialist diggers and equipment to excavate shrubs and roots from around the castle’s perimeter. It will also return the excavated shrub areas to turf, import fresh topsoil, and remove old benches, footpaths and stone walls from the site.

The wider project has involved opening the castle’s prison, building visitor facilities, and the creation of an underground vault which will house Lincoln’s Magna Carta, one of only four surviving original copies of the document which launched parliamentary democracy.

Andrew Trott, contract manager at Glendale, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved with such a prestigious and unusual project. We’ve even been told we may need to be accompanied by an archaeologist while we carry out the work in case we uncover any historic artefacts, which is exciting.

“Glendale delivers green services in all kinds of locations, from cemeteries to golf courses, but this is certainly the oldest and most high profile site we’ve ever worked on. It’s a varied job which will require an intricate attention to detail but our extensive experience means we’re more than up to the task. It’s a busy site with a tight timescale, so it will be a challenging but rewarding project.

Lincoln Castle dates back to 1068 and was one of several castles built by William the Conqueror following his victory at The Battle of Hastings.

Glendale is the leading green services provider in the UK and is celebrating its 25 years of operation this year.



Related Articles

Mar 27 2024

Thought About Installing Living Walls on your Company's Premises?

Have you ever thought about adding more greenery to your commercial space? One way to do this would be to invest in Read full story

Mar 05 2024

Why Hire Glendale for Your Caravan Park Grounds Maintenance?

At Glendale, we understand that the success of your caravan park lies not just in its location or the quality of its facilities, but in the overall ex...

Read full story

Nov 21 2023

Glendale Secures Prestigious Spot in Mayor of London's Design Lab 2023 for the Green Sector!

As a leading UK grounds maintenance and landscaping company, Glendale is proud to announce our acceptance as the WIN Design participant for the Gr...

Read full story

Sep 15 2023

Commercial Landscape Design: Beautifying Spaces with Glendale

In the bustling, industrialised world of today, every commercial site needs a touch of greenery, a hint of nature. Read full story