Hurst Castle

During 2017 we worked at Hurst Castle to conserve and restore railings and ammunition locker doors on the ¼ mile long rooftop. Working at Hurst Castle required a number of both logistical and technical challenges to be overcome, most of which derived from the positioning of the castle on a narrow spit of land extending into the sea. The marine environment in which the castle is situated is extremely hostile for ferrous metals, which meant significant amounts of corrosion had to be removed and repairs made before a specialist coating system was applied.

  • Access was extremely limited, with all tools, personnel and materials having to be transported in and out by ferry once a day.