Restoration of Fort Cambridge to start soon

Preparations for the granting of a tender for the restoration of the battery at Fort Cambridge are underway, GAP Developers plc, the developers of the Fort Cambridge project, said.

"Now that 80 per cent of works on the apartment blocks at Fort Cambridge are complete we are working to in earnest to embark on the restoration of the fort's battery. A tender to this effect will be issued in the coming weeks with an aim to ensure that the works on the restoration of Fort will be complete by the time residents move in. This will avoid unnecessary disturbances," a spokesman for GAP plc said.

Fort Cambridge is situated on the site of the Cambridge battery, built by the British in the second half of the 19th century.

The battery was once the home of a 100 tonne gun and was manned by 35 soldiers belonging to the Royal Garrison Artillery and an infantry detachment.

GAP Developments plc have researched military archives in UK and obtained plans of the Fort Cambridge battery, with the aim of gaining an insight of what the battery looked like when it was built.

This information will now be used by the restorers in their efforts to guarantee that once restored, the battery and fort are true to historical records. All alien structures forming part of a previous development have already been removed.

Restoration works will be carried out by a team of skilled tradesmen and architects from TBA Periti, working under the supervision of architect Prof. Alex Torpiano.

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