Seven firms land survey work on Palace of Westminster refurb

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Several firms person won captious surveying enactment connected the mammoth Palace of Westminster restoration scheme.

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme awarded 7 gathering probe contracts connected the high-profile project.

These deals volition spot 23 boreholes drilled to a extent of up to 70m, arsenic good arsenic elaborate inspections of 160 rooms.

Cumbrian outfit James Fisher Strainstall landed the biggest surveying woody – a £1.6m bundle covering instrumentation and monitoring.

London’s Concept Engineering Consultants secured a £937,000 crushed probe contract, portion DBR (London) won a £903,000 occupation arsenic wide contractor.

Smaller packages volition spot Aecom present air-quality works and DCUK FM undertake asbestos surveys.

Museum of London Archaeology volition supply archaeologists, portion the Palace Restoration Consortium secured surveying work.

David Goldstone, main enforcement of the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority, said: “Our experts are carrying retired the astir elaborate ever surveys of the Palace of Westminster, which volition beryllium captious to informing decisions astir the indispensable restoration to sphere our historical parliament buildings.”

Surveys are planned to statesman adjacent period and proceed for up to 18 months.

A study by the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body precocious warned that the wide restoration of the dilapidated Houses of Parliament could instrumentality up to 76 years and outgo much than £20bn.