Extraordinary coastal fortress receives extensive restoration.
Deal Castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII in Deal, Kent, between 1539 and 1540. Now managed by English Heritage, the castle retains most of its original 16th-century structure, including a tall keep with six semi-circular bastions, flanked by a further six rounded bastions, the western of which served as a gatehouse, surrounded by a moat and a curtain wall.
In preparation for a new permanent exhibition featured at the fort, USL undertook extensive internal and external restoration works. The widespread programme included; lead roofing and flashing repairs, restoration to repair decayed wood substrate, restoration to roof lantern and stone and masonry repairs.
USL team carried out internal restoration works to walls, brick/stone flooring, timbers, joinery, windows with extensive redecoration and painting.
Today you can explore the whole of the castle, from the storerooms to the first-floor captain’s residence. The restoration works showcase a new permanent exhibition of Henry VIII.