The rich history of Vale Royal Locks can be traced back over 250 years when it was first used as a trade point carrying coal and salt between North Wales and Lancashire. However after years of neglect these iconic locks fell into a state of disrepair.
By the time we became involved in this project the ‘Bull Nose’ masonry had collapsed into the canal below. Therefore, before works could start the canal had to be drained so that the original stones could be salvaged.
This scheme posed potentially difficult logistical, technical and safety issues. However, our experience of managing such challenges meant that we were able to deliver this project both on time and within budget.
Bullen Conservation Ltd is one of the leading specialist
conservation contractors in the North. The company has been
proudly associated with, and has undertaken high-profile
projects at St George’s Hall, Liverpool; Royal Academy of Arts,
London; Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester; Whalley Abbey,
Lancashire; Wentworth Castle, Barnsley and the Hidden Gem,