The Castle, which is set on an island on the North Cornwall coast, is one of English Heritage's top five attractions in England attracting approximately 200,000 visitors per year. The project will entail the construction of a new clifftop footbridge, interpretation works to improve visitor understanding of the Dark Age settlement on the headland, and associated landscaping works. At 28 metres above the current low-level crossing and with a 72-metre span, the new footbridge will provide exhilarating views of the island, coastline and Atlantic seascape.
"To be appointed on a project of such historic significance is a major win for our region and we’re looking forward to the experience of working on this iconic site."
Chris Haines, Faithful+Gould Director
Mac Muzvimwe, associate director and project lead, commented: "We are really excited to be working on this project; imagine the site visits! With English Heritage now being a charity and the guardian of many historic monuments in Britain, it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase our expertise and generate repeat business on the back of this landmark project."
Tintagel Castle was a prosperous and highly significant site for 150–200 years, from about AD 450 until AD 650. Its precise function is not known, but it was closely involved in trade with the Mediterranean world, and its prominence and defensible nature suggest that it may have been a stronghold of the rulers of the south-west peninsula, probably of the combined kingdom of Devon and Cornwall.
Chris Haines, director, said: "To be appointed on a project of such historic significance is a major win for our region and we’re looking forward to the experience of working on this iconic site. This is very much a strategic journey within the region, starting with building key relationships on this remarkable project with the aim to gain further heritage work."