The Palace of Westminster is one of the most famous buildings in the world and a symbol of Britain, but also an extremely hard-worked complex used by thousands of people every day.
Its predominantly 19th century buildings are soundly engineered but, as with any structure, they require regular maintenance and periodic refurbishment to meet changing needs. As term consultants since 1991 we have undertaken a wide range of engineering projects large and small, not only to the Palace itself but also to other buildings on the Parliamentary Estate, including Norman Shaw’s old Scotland Yard. These have involved repairs to the foundations of the medieval St Stephen’s Crypt, and works to Westminster Hall, the oldest surviving parts of the Palace. We have also advised on the effects of tunnelling the Jubilee Line Extension, with particular regard to the clock tower that houses Big Ben.