King William's Bridge Refurbishment, Anstey

About the project

The bridge is a Grade II Listed structure, with the original structure dating from probably the early 17th Century. The bridge’s name derives from its use in 1696 when it was widened in order to carry the Coach and horses of King William III and his entourage, over Rothley Brook on their way to Bradgate House to visit the Grey Family.

Key details

Leicester City Council
Project value
10 weeks in two phases

Key aims and challenges

Our work involved the re-pointing, in traditional soft lime mortar, the parapets, arches and cutwaters following re-strengthening, remedial works as well as the replacement of the cobble stone paving also on a lime mortar bed.

How did we do?

The works were completed on time, on budget and with sensitivity to the bridge's rural setting.