F3GROUP is acting as Construction Manager on this new visitor and community facility at Hillsborough Castle on behalf of Historic Royal Palaces (HRP).
The 300-acre project is set to improve the visitor experience at the Castle and increase the potential for larger visitor numbers, primarily through increasing the amount of car parking and making general access improvements. F3GROUP is now taking the project at Hillsborough Castle from RIBA stage 4 design to RIBA stage 5 construction phase.
Works include the creation of a new 1000+ space carpark, a newly constructed gatehouse and courtyard, two visitor facilities (restaurant, cafe, shop, toilets, kitchen, an admission desk and staff offices), a new security pavilion, a refurbished walled garden, an estates operating base, a plant room, a boiler house and a conservation store.
The project was procured via the OJEU compliant Pretium framework, created to provide easy-access and low cost frameworks to organisations across the UK; focused on delivering added value and excellent customer service. Construction started in January 2017 and completion is expected in 2019.