Auckland Castle

Selectaglaze security secondary glazing protecting paintings and artefacts at the renovated Auckland Castle

The Auckland Project

Working closely with Meldrum Construction and architects Purcell; Selectaglaze provided the Grade I Listed Auckland Castle with a bespoke security secondary glazing solution to compliment its restoration. As the castle is Listed, any measures taken had to be sympathetic to the building’s elegance and historical significance. As secondary glazing is a discreet and reversible adaptation, it was ideal for the castle and provided an unseen level of security and protection, as well as raising thermal performance and noise insulation The decorative, geometric windows leading into one of the new galleries were treated by Selectaglaze. A group of Gothic-styled rooms not previously open to the public, have now been repurposed as a gallery space. Slimline curved head secondary units were installed in the gallery to fit perfectly against the primary windows in the exhibition space.  A new gallery dedicated to Spanish art, inspired by “Jacob and His Twelve Sons”, a series of Zurbarán masterpieces that have hung in Auckland Castle for the last 250 years, is also due to open in Bishop Auckland Market Place. Selectaglaze has also installed several additional units in the Spanish Gallery. Overall, the newly renovated rooms are far better equipped to house exhibitions and museum collections. Selectaglaze is proud to have been involved in a restoration project that will generate a lasting legacy for Bishop Auckland; supporting an attraction that will breathe new life and opportunities into the local economy and overall visitor experience.
Selectaglaze secondary glazing was installed in a previous unused area in Auckland Castle for enhanced security
The decorative, geometric windows leading into one of the new galleries were treated by Selectaglaze
Newly renovated room in Auckland Castle installed with Selectaglaze secondary glazing
Selectaglaze secondary glazing was installed in the new Scotland Wing extension for the Faith Museum

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