Powis is a Welsh castle built by a Welsh prince – Gruffudd ap Gwenwynwyn around 1252. It survived sieges, wars and division to become one of the most prominent castles in Wales.
George Herbert, the 4th Earl (3rd creation) and his wife Violet undertook a comprehensive restoration of the castle and grounds during the Edwardian era, with the help of the architect G F Bodley. By 1909 the castle, gardens and estate were in their heyday.
Greenwoods have recently completed a project for the National Trust to improve the visitor experience at Powis Castle. The scheme includes restoration of the east entrance staircase, external entrances and pathways, provision of a new lift to facilitate disabled access and associated hard and soft landscaping along with consolidating and repairing the existing rubble stone terrace wall.
Greenwoods were appointed as Quantity Surveyor and CDM Advisor to the Principal Designer.
The Castle has remained in use throughout the project, and we have worked closely with designers and contractors to establish a programme and logistics plan which facilitates minimum disruption to the ongoing operation of the site.