Following storms & significant rainfall, on the 11th November 2019, a substantial section of the historic 12th Century curtain wall surrounding Lewes Castle suffered a devastating and sudden collapse. An estimated 600 tonnes of debris was left resting on adjacent buildings and elements of the original structure were precariously unsupported, giving rise to concerns of further instability and the potential risks for loss of life or property.
Working closely with the Consultant Engineers to safely facilitate the investigations as deconstruction works continued, Cheesmur were fully committed to the thorough investigation of the collapse to establish the cause & enable lessons learned to be shared & protect other ancient monuments from similar events.
With Section 1 of the Wall now rebuilt we are nearing completion of what has been a fantastic as well educational scheme at the beautiful Lewes Castle.
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