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Caroline Gumble joins local hub’s Norwich Castle visit

Specialist skills are used in the restoration of Norwich Castle

CIOB chief executive Caroline Gumble joined the Norwich Hub in December on a site visit to look behind the scenes of the ongoing restoration of Norwich Castle.

Led by an expert team from Morgan Sindall and accompanied by a fascinating overview from curator of archaeology Dr Tim Pestell, the visit included discussions about the importance of heritage and conservation knowledge, and how keeping the original fabric of the castle intact – where possible – has been key.

Specialist skills such as stonemasonry have been vital to preserving the original Norman stone that remains at the base of some of the walls.

When completed, the whole building will be completely accessible to all, and visitors will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city from the roof.

The expert team included Matt Bidewell, Tony Loftus, Adam Glover, Daniel Sherlock, Dr Tim Pestell, Rob Hamilton and Max Briggs. Members of the Norwich Hub committee were Dave Story, Mario Rackham, Richard Varvel and hub chair Kevin Page.

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