The pictures show steel installed by BS Steels as part of the restoration of the Ryde Castle Hotel, closed since it was badly damaged in a fire a year ago. As can be seen from the photos, new structural steel is in place in the damaged section of the hotel. The remainder of the restoration work can now take place around it. Introduction of massive steels within a damaged structure has required considerable care, but the end result should be well worth the effort: use of modern building materials and methods should enable the hotel, when reopened, to be better than ever.
The Ryde Castle Hotel is owned by Greene King as part of their Old English inns portfolio. BS Steels has also been assisting with refurbishment of two other Greene King properties, The Heron at Havant and The Green Man at Ringmer. The latter involved the building of a new pyramid-shaped restaurant at the rear of the property, whilst the remainder of the pub remained operational throughout.
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