Saving the seat of democracy
The restoration of the Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster, home of the Houses of Parliament, is one of our most treasured buildings. Recognised the world over, it is the symbolic heart of our democracy and nation.
But the Palace is falling apart faster than it can be repaired. Our mission is to save the Palace and create a working home for parliamentary democracy for generations to come.
It is the citadel of British liberty; it is the foundation of our laws.
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 restoration and renewal of the Palace is the biggest and most complex renovation of a heritage building ever undertaken in the UK. It is a huge challenge, but we will strive for value for money at every stage.
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.