One of the Isle of Wight’s most distinctive landmarks, the Ryde Castle Hotel, reopens this Friday. The hotel has been fully refurbished, following a fire in March 2012.

Our pictures show new structural steel installed by BS Steels in the damaged section of the hotel. Introduction of such massive steels within a damaged structure required considerable expertise and care, but will have been well worth the effort.

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The Ryde Castle Hotel is owned by Greene King as part of their Old English Inns portfolio. Also within this portfolio, BS Steels has assisted recently with refurbishment of The King’s Head in Wimborne, and The Folly Inn, Whippingham, Isle of Wight. As Old English Inns’s web site explains, “At Old English Inns enjoy history and character with all the modern home comforts you’d expect when you stay away. We’ve invested a great deal of time and effort restoring many of our buildings to their former glory, while ensuring our facilities are firmly based in the 21st century. All of the charm of the past with the convenience of the present…”

Such projects often depend on the strength and versatility of steel at their core, and the expertise of our drawing office, workshop and installation team has helped deliver some amazing transformations.

Other properties in which BS Steels has been involved recently include the Heron at Havant, The Black Bull at Folkestone, The Farmhouse at Portsmouth, The Green Man at Ringmer and The Wheatsheaf at Farnham. Many of these properties are owned by Greene King, and in most cases we have worked alongside Turvey Construction, a Hampshire-based specialist in construction for the retail, hotel and leisure industries. This is a perfect example of the partnership ethos within all of BS Steels’s services.

More photos of the steelwork at Ryde Castle are available in our album on Facebook.