• Clients:

    Sussex Archaeological Society

  • Locations:

    Lewes, East Sussex

  • Project Value:

    £2 million

  • Programme:


  • Architects:

    Overton Harts

  • Cragg Duties:

    Project Manager

    Employers Agent

    Project Cost Manager

  • Procurement:

    Specification & Drawings IFC Contract

Project Details:

An HLF funded restoration and refurbishment of a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade II* listed building, including:

  • A new accessible visitor pavilion
  • Increased visitor accessibility
  • A new gallery
  • An audio visual upgrade of existing site provision
  • Refurbishment of the existing Visitor and Model space
  • Renovation of learning room
  • Information boards

Lewes Castle is a unique site of significant national importance. As such, The Scheduled Ancient Monument was subject to many conditions under the Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument Consents – as part of the project management regular meetings were held with the Local Planning Authority, the Local Conservation Officer and English Heritage to ensure that the works were progressing as stipulated. Within the Grade II* listed museum there were significant challenges to overcome in terms of creating access for the disabled whilst maintaining and persevering the historic fabric of the building. The completed works have improved the quality and provision of the site’s facilities, provided increased formal and informal learning spaces, upgraded community-used facilities, created disabled access and increased enjoyment of the visitor satisfaction and experience.


  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Client Sponsorship