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14 Apr


Hirst Conservation joins Palace of Westminster consortium

April 14, 2022 | By |

Hirst Conservation, in conjunction with our consortium partners Sandberg, Conisbee, Hutton+ Rostron, are delighted to have been appointed onto the four-year framework to undertake intrusive surveys at the Palace of Westminster, as part of their Restoration and Renewal Programme.

Our involvement will be to undertake extensive non-destructive and intrusive surveys into the structure and material properties of the building fabric, to assist with the largest heritage restoration project ever undertaken in the UK.

The consortium will be known as the Palace Restoration Consultancy.  Each of the consortium members have considerable expertise on historic buildings, municipal buildings, arts venues, and many other listed and scheduled monuments. We are excited to be working closely with our consortium team which comprises:

  • ConisbeeHeritage Engineering and Surveying. We are a nationally respected specialist in the appraisal, adaption and restoration of historic structures and monuments, with 40 years’ experience as a civil and structural engineering consultancy. Our team comprises both Conservation Accredited Engineers (CARE) and RICS Accredited Building Conservation Surveyors.
  • SandbergConsulting Engineers and Materials Consultancy. Sandberg have provided professional excellence for over 160 years nationally and internationally, providing inspection and testing services in the Construction and Civil Engineering sectors.
  • Hirst ConservationSpecialist Conservators. Hirst Conservation is an established and internationally renowned firm both as practical conservators and consultants. Hirst have 35 years’ experience delivering a holistic approach to the conservation of fine art, and historic buildings. On the ICON Conservation Register, the team covers a wide range of disciplines with ACR accredited conservators in the team and RIBA/RICS staff.
  • Hutton + Rostron Timber and damp specialists. Hutton and Rostron have over 30 years’ experience and are the UK leading specialist in the appraisal, identification and investigation of timber, and timber-related decay, together with the analysis of penetrating damp and material moisture in masonry masses. Hutton+Rostron hold IHBC, CIOB, CSSW and TRADA memberships and have RIBA/RICS conservation accredited staff.


We very much look forward to working with the Restoration & Renewal and wider project teams on this iconic building, and the exciting challenges it presents. You can read more about the restoration project here: