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Palace of Westminster restoration (2018)

Request

Please may i request an up to date list of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers that have or will be involved with the construction current restoration works at the Houses of Parliament

 

Response

Please note that, whilst the House of Lords is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA], the maintenance of the parliamentary estate is managed bi-camerally and so the following answer covers information for both Houses.

We have understood your question to relate to Parliament’s Restoration and Renewal Programme, which is a major programme of works 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.  If this is not what you intended please let us know.

Preliminary information about the Restoration and Renewal Programme is held by the House of Commons, but as works on site are not expected to begin before the mid-2020s, we have not begun procuring for a main works contractor (which will include sub-contractors and suppliers), and so the specific information you have requested is not held.
You may be interested to know that detailed information to date about the programme of Restoration and Renewal planned for Parliament can be found on its dedicated web pages.

It may also help you to know that a great many firms are contracted to carry out work to maintain buildings on the Parliamentary Estate on an ongoing basis. Examples of current projects include the restoration of the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), the contract for which was awarded to Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, and the conservation of the encaustic floor tiles used throughout the Palace of Westminster, which are being made by Craven Dunnill Jackfield at the Jackfield Tile Works in Ironbridge, Shropshire.