James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Working In A Multidisciplinary Team


Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Devon


National Trust


Midas Construction Ltd

Contract Value


Services Provided

Contract Administration
Project Management
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Sustainable Construction
Tendering Process

The Project

Having previously designed and overseen the construction of two new bridges on the Castle Drogo estate in 2002, we were asked by the National Trust to be part of the design team for the prestigious extension of the Castle Drogo Visitor Centre.

Working closely with other professionals, including architects, service engineers, quantity surveyors and health and safety professionals, as well as the Trust themselves, we provided structural input for every part of the project, including designing a timber frame to tie in with the existing structure, foundation design and detailing, and a range of engineered retaining walls.

We were also heavily involved in both the project management and contract administration of the works as part of the larger design team, and in the design of the wood-chip boiler house which heats the new building.

  • Timber frame construction
  • Visitor Centre under construction
  • Visitor Centre development
  • Vistor Centre on completion
  • Visitor Centre internal view