Restoration and Renewal
The Palace of Westminster, home of the Houses of Parliament, is one of the most loved and recognised buildings in the world but it is falling apart faster than it can be fixed and is in urgent need of repair.
The Restoration and Renewal Programme has been set up to plan and deliver the works to the building. It is separate from and accountable to UK Parliament.
The restoration and renewal of the building will be one of the biggest heritage restoration project ever in the UK. It will protect Parliament’s heritage collections, ensure that the building is more accessible and inclusive, improve energy efficiency, create job opportunities for craftspeople and businesses across the UK and reduce the buildings’ carbon footprint to support the Government target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The programme will create thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships in construction, engineering, design, and IT as well as attracting those with specialist skills in carpentry, stonemasonry, metalwork and heritage conservation as part of a national effort.
Restoration and Renewal will preserve the Palace of Westminster’s status as partof a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and create a modern, accessible Parliament with a safer environment for all of the people that work there and visit. We are delighted to be participating in UK Parliament Week as we work to ensure the home of our democracy if fit for future generations.