Antrim Castle Gardens
The gardens date from the late 17th century and offer a fascinating mixture of parkland and formal gardens within the boundary of the original Antrim Castle site.
The purpose of the renovation work was to develop the site as a major tourist venue. The Gardens feature a network of formal and informal visitor experiences, building on the existing historic parkland with a number of notable, restored, new and ornamental gardens. The site is easily accessible and contains at its core, garden heritage, education and interpretation, and community arts facilities based around the refurbished Clotworthy House, Long Barn, Victorian Garage and former Stable Yard. The gardens retain a strong sense of history, intimacy and of place and at the same time provide for new informative visitor experiences.
Taylor and Boyd LLP provided full structural services on the renovation of Clotworthy House, Long Barn Building, The Stables and the Victorian Garage building, together with design checks on new features to the site like the Canopy to the Panterre Garden and the relocation of a large mosaic wall feature (4m x 3m) to the site. We also provided specialist design guidance on the repairs and renovation of several old stonework walls, the retaining walls to and around the terraced gardens area, the 5 span masonry arched Deerpark Bridge structure, the Italian Round Tower and the original Antrim Castle structures.
We also provided Civil Engineering advice and design information for the foul and storm drainage systems and checked general access and road levels around the site. We also designed a new Sustainable Drainage System/Flood Alleviation System to the proposed car parking area and a new pumped water supply from the adjacent Six Mile River to the renovated Victorian Canals and ponds within the site.View More Projects