Haggerston Castle, which is 5 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed, was first mentioned in 1311 when Edward II visited the castle and again in 1345, when it was described as a ‘strong tower’. Today only the tower, rotunda and stable block remain; and rather than a fortress the grounds provide the back-drop for a caravan park owned by Bourne Leisure.
In 2019 we undertook the full fit-out of the main complex building, providing new facilities and concessions. This included a garden atrium-style entrance, the Tower bar, the Cook’s Fish and Chips, the Oodles family amusement centre, the multi-level indoor soft play area and Creative Studio. We also refurbished Burger King.
The initial phase of the programme involved the procurement and installation of a new roof. This was very challenging as the main existing roof structure comprised of 15 parabolic beams that had to remain in place. An EFTE roof structure was installed that comprised of three layers of flexible sheeting that were inflated and kept under constant pressure. We completed this element of the works during the winter to minimise any disruption to the running of the Park.
The fit-out phase was completed within the desired programme and enabled the Park to reopen on time.