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Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal

Facts

Location Client
London Houses of Parliament

Project details

The Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme has been established to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to protect and preserve the heritage of the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century.

The Grade I listed Palace dates from the mid-1800s and is now one of the most iconic and significant buildings in the world, and forms part of the UNESCO Westminster World Heritage Site.

Many features and systems have never undergone major renovation, and the heating, ventilation, water, drainage and electrical systems are extremely antiquated.

BDP was awarded the full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the building. Restoration work will include repairing and replacing the palace's mechanical and electrical services, fire safety improvements, the removal of asbestos plus unnecessary accretions, and stone repairs to the external and internal fabric of the palace. The building will be made fully accessible with new educational facilities provided.

Integrated services

architecture, civil and structural, interior design, building services engineering, landscape architecture, lighting, acoustics, planning, sustainability consultant