Contract for Kirkoswald Castle Consolidation

Contract for Kirkoswald Castle Consolidation

The work is mostly concerned with the stabilisation of the top 10-12 courses of stonework.

Contract for Kirkoswald Castle Consolidation

Contract summary



  • Construction work – 45000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

30 September 2020

Closing date

9 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

8 March 2021

Contract end date

8 July 2021

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure

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This contract is Kirkoswald Castle Consolidation. Kirkoswald Castle, (NGR NY 5595 4102) is a late medieval high-status residential castle, standing on relatively level ground c 100 m above sea level and c 200 m south-east of the centre of the village of Kirkoswald, which stands close to the east bank of the Eden c 10.5 km north-east of Penrith. The fragments of the castle stand within a square moat and the grounds are scrub with a number of mature trees growing through the site. This project is primarily concerned with the principal upstanding part of the ruins, the Solar Tower with its north-western Garderobe Turret. The work is mostly concerned with the stabilisation of the top 10-12 courses of stonework, vegetation removal and replacing of key missing masonry and repointing of the stonework in party.Durham County Council (DCC) have secured grant monies from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for this Kirkoswald Castle Consolidation. Progression of this procurement exercise and any award of this contract opportunity will be conditional on confirmation of sufficient funds being available. The documents must be downloaded from and insert reference DN 502038. the documents cannot be issued any other way.


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About the buyer


Contact name

Kelly Stewart


Corporate services
County Hall