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Astley Castle wins RIBA Stirling Prize

A 12th-century fortified manor which had been lying in ruins since a fire in 1978, Astley Castle had seen additions and revisions carried out in almost every century since Medieval times. In inserting a groundbreaking modern holiday home into the original castle, the architects, Witherford Watson Mann, were able to both stabilise the ruin and create the next layer of the building’s history.

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The National Trust

Last year saw the completion of major alterations to the main house at Tyntesfield near Bristol, which went on to win several awards, including the RIBA South West Conservation Award 2012. Oculus also provided services as Approved Inspectors to works at Chedworth Roman Villa near Cirencester, winner of the RIBA South West Regional Award for 2013.

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