Elizabeth Tower shortlisted for the “Most Innovative Restoration / Refurbishment Project” at the Building Innovation Awards 2023
The extensive restoration of Elizabeth Tower, part of the Grade 1 listed Palace of Westminster situated on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was undertaken by a team of experts focused on preserving its heritage and protecting it for years to come. As part of that team, we designed the careful removal of the existing MEP services and complete upgrade of the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health services. as well as the complete replacement of the iconic clock-face lighting
Our team conducted various on-site trials to determine the appropriate design principles for several elements of the services being replaced or installed within Elizabeth Tower. These trials included the use of data loggers to monitor temperature and humidity within the structure over 12 months to determine the optimum fabric protection heating system and extensive lighting trials of the proposed clock face LED lighting to ensure that the heritage aesthetic and lighting output and colour of the clock face was preserved.
The shortlisting of the Elizabeth Tower refurbishment is a testament to the dedication, expertise and commitment of the entire team involved, and we wish everyone the best of luck for the Awards, which will take place on 12th October at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Manchester.