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The Citadel project will see a historic area of Carlisle repurposed into a new flagship campus for the University of Cumbria.

A ‘castle project’, this architecturally beautiful building includes historic features such as landmark turrets that form the gateway to the city. As such a unique scheme OFR is deploying its expertise in heritage to evolve an appropriate fire engineering solution.

"This is such a unique scheme; the building and its turrets are architecturally beautiful and a rare starting point for any project. We are certainly having to think outside of the box with our fire engineering solution."



Gross project value


Not disclosed

Did you know?

The citadel was commissioned by King Henry VIII to replace the medieval gateway through the city walls