Simpson – Clifford’s Tower

Constructing Excellence

Due to the challenges of both the site location and the dilapidated condition of the Tower, the works were split into two phases; phase 1 – Conservation and repair works, phase 2, construction work incorporating the Glulam Beams, roof deck and floating staircases.

The tower was structurally delicate, with several areas already succumbing to severe leaning and weathering, requiring structural intervention.  This presented the challenge of constructing the new build elements of work to achieve the Clients enhanced  vision, whilst mitigating the risk to the stability of the historic structure.


Three Winning Facts:
  1. New build elements sympathetically installed to avoid structural intervention on the Grade I listed structure, ensuring new elements can be removed without an effect on the building
  2. Off-Site Manufacturing and Storage of the Cross laminated timber frame and hanging steel walkways
  3. Logistically challenging site, requiring innovative approach to gaining access to the tower, which stands proudly above the 20m motte