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CH2M wins Palace of Westminster work

Palace Westminster Palace

CH2M has won the contract for programme, project and cost management services for the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster.

It will work alongside BDP, which has won the architectural and building design services. Both contracts are worth a total of £12M.

The Palace, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, dates from the mid-1800s and has antiquated systems in areas such as drainage, water and electrics.

The work will include detailed building condition survey, a building-wide security strategy, planning for a major programme of asbestos removal, and fire safety improvements. ­

Parliament’s Strategic Estates managing director Brian Finnimore said: “We welcome BDP and CH2M on board, and the expertise they will bring in architectural and engineering design and in delivering projects. We have seen from other major public projects that effort put into early planning is rewarded later with financial savings, so this appointment now will help put value for money for the taxpayer at the heart of this essential work.”

The work is leading up to a bigger £3.8bn restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

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