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Lighting up an historic landmark building, Thornbury Castle

Design and Specification | Leisure

Over the past 27 years we have built a great reputation for consistently delivering high quality electrical design and installation as well as very reliable ongoing maintenance for clients located throughout the southwest. 

This led to us being selected to work as the main electrical subcontractor, working under a design and build contract, on a multi-million pound renovation project for Thornbury Castle.

A bit of history

The original structure of this Tudor building, one of the only Tudor buildings to have been converted into a hotel, dates back to 1511 when Edward Stafford - the only man to rival Henry VIII's wealth - conceived it. Henry seized control of the castle when Stafford was found guilty of treason and used it for a brief romantic retreat with Anne Boleyn on their honeymoon in 1535! It is now part of the prestigious Releais et Chateaux collection.

Contemporary solutions for an historic landmark building 

We installed state of the art Casambi wireless controls and Host Wave emergency lighting systems – two highly regarded contemporary lighting systems. These worked beautifully in this exceptional historic setting and delivered exactly what our client wanted.  

Being involved in such an historical local landmark building project was both challenging and rewarding in equal measure but overall we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are very proud of the work that we have done. 

The newly refurbished Thornbury Castle re-opened its doors to delighted customers in 2021 and the renovation has been extremely well received.   

“I have been asked to pass on the thanks of our CEO for your valuable assistance during the power supply problems of Sunday evening and Monday morning. Please extend this to all members of your team who were involved in the works. ”

Hospital Engineer, Royal United Hospitals, Bath

“I was very impressed with the dedication and commitment of your staff when carrying out the works to a very high standard in very difficult circumstances i.e. reduced working period, additional works and having to work out of sequence to facilitate other trades. I can only thank you again and ask that you pass this on to all of your team. I do not know how you managed to achieve it, but you did.”

Building Officer, North Bristol NHS Trust

“Just to say thank you to all those involved in this project - for delivering the job in time, on budget and to an excellent standard. ”

Business Development & Planning Director, Wiltshire Community Health Services

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