Charles I Bridge, Stanford Hall
The 15th century Charles I Bridge at Stanford Hall was in danger of imminent collapse due to many years of neglect. Within an extremely sensitive site the scheme was required to safely and sympathetically restore the bridge, bringing it back to use within the parkland. Substantial temporary works, including damming the river and constructing a major temporary steel structure, was used to produce an award winning result.
The bridge restoration won a 2013 ICE Historic Infrastructure Award. The projects judged must involve the structural maintenance, strengthening, and restoration or conservation of a structure more than 30 years old. As a result of our work on this we are obtaining further commissions in the historic building field.