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Welcome to the Restoration and Renewal Programme

The Palace of Westminster, one of the best recognised buildings in the world, needs essential restoration to preserve it for future generations.

Restoring Parliament will boost UK industries, using UK materials wherever possible and creating jobs and apprenticeships across the country, from engineering and high-tech design to traditional crafts such as carpentry and stonemasonry.

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The Palace

The Palace of Westminster is an icon of our nation’s past, present and future. It is the home of our democracy and a workplace for thousands of people. The building has played a unique role in our political history for 900 years.

There will be extensive investigations to determine the precise condition of the Palace.
There will be extensive investigations to determine the precise condition of the Palace.


The Programme will protect, renew and restore the Palace of Westminster, for present and future generations delivering environmental, social and economic benefits across the UK.

About us

The project is run by a Sponsor Body and Delivery Authority, similar to the 2012 London Olympics. The Sponsor Body sets the scope, budget and timescale. It oversees a Delivery Authority, responsible for completing the work. 

Latest news

Find out the latest updates about the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal programme.

Work with us

This national infrastructure project will create jobs, contracts and training opportunities all over the UK. Our teams are talented, motivated and diverse.



Access the document library for detailed information about the Programme, including reports, board papers and factsheets.

A view of the Elizabeth Tower
A view of the Elizabeth Tower

Get Involved

We’re committed to engaging, informing and listening to the public so as many people as possible can participate and share their views about the programme.