27 Apr Tenders Published for Repairs to Rochester Roman Fort and Ridsdale Ironworks
As part of the Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership, repair and consolidations works to High Rochester Roman Fort and Ridsdale Ironworks are to be carried out to conserve these Scheduled Monuments and prevent further deterioration and collapse.
The Roman Fort at High Rochester was for two centuries the northernmost fort of the Roman Empire and is one of the best preserved archaeological sites within Northumberland National Park. This project will conserve the structure of the fort, by removing risks to the fabric and by improving the visual amenity of the monument.
The remains of the engine house at Ridsdale are a visible and enigmatic reminder of Northumberland’s industrial past. The engine house is Grade II listed and is a Scheduled Monument at Risk, with serious structural issues at a number of locations that require attention to remove this important monument from the Heritage at Risk Register.
Northumberland National Park Authority is now inviting tenders from eligible contractors able to deliver these services. The tender opportunity is available via the e-tendering website used by the Authority, http://nnpa.mytenders.co.uk. In order to use the e-tendering website, organisations must register. Closing date for applications is Monday 21st May at 12 noon.