Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme partners with Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University to research safer construction approaches
Welcome to the Restoration and Renewal Programme
The Palace of Westminster, home of Parliament, is one of the most loved and recognised buildings in the world, but it’s falling apart faster than it can be fixed and is in urgent need of repair.
Restoring and renewing the Palace will create thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships, while involving craftspeople and businesses from across the UK in a national effort.
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.
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.
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.