Foster + Partners has been short-listed for the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster:
"The building is an exceptional work of living heritage, a symbol for the United Kingdom and a continuing symbol of democracy throughout the world. The opportunity of turning the magnificent 19th century architecture into a functioning 21st century parliament building within a UNESCO heritage site is one of the most exciting challenges in Britain today. We look forward to the next stage of the process."
11/12/2015 09:15 by Buildington
An Independent Options Appraisal (IOA) for the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster has been published by a team of independent, external experts led by Deloitte Real Estate and including AECOM and HOK.
The IOA sets out a range of scenarios, with costs, timescales, risks and benefits. The report does not contain recommendations on which scenario to choose but is intended to enable Parliament to make an informed decision on a preferred way forward. A comprehensive restoration programme is unlikely to start before 2020/21.
Read more about the report here: http://www.restorationandrenewal.parliament.uk/ioa-report.html
19/06/2015 17:04 by Buildington
Unesco inspectors will be visiting London this week to look over developments around the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. They are concerned that their status as prized buildings of world importance is being damaged by the building of skyscrapers.
Read More: http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2011/12/05/london-landmarks-palace-of-westminster-and-tower-of-london-now-under-unesco-world-heritage-spotlight-after-liverpool-visit-92534-29893809/#ixzz1feZD4saz
05/12/2011 11:57 by Buildington
Surveyors have found that the clock tower of Palace of Westminster has developed a tilt.
The top of the tower is now almost 1,5 feet off the perpendicular and experts say the tilt is visible to the naked eye.
If the movement will continue uncorrected, the tower will one day topple. However, at its current speed it would take some 4,000 years to reach the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and even longer to hit tipping-point.
Source: Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8815238/Bo ng-Big-Ben-becoming-leaning-tower-of-London-say-engineers.html
10/10/2011 17:15 by Buildington