Case Study

Hampton Court Palace

ClientHistoric Royal Palaces
LocationKingston, England
ProjectReconstruction and Renewal
SectorHeritage
ServiceFull Quantity Surveying Services

An iconic building, with its Tudor design created by Cardinal Wolsey and its baroque extension created by Sir Christopher Wren, steeped in British history, this London palace is situated in the royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and was once the home of King Henry VIII. CHP were instructed as Quantity Surveyors on two projects. The Tudor Palace of Hampton Court needed roofing works and the reconstruction of the garden terraces.

The Terraces

The reconstruction of the south terraces was part of the programme of restoration work to bring the Hampton Court Palace gardens back to prime condition. Painstaking attention to detail was required throughout the programme of works to make sure that the finished aesthetic was in keeping of its original designs.

The Tudor Roof

The renewal of the roofs to the Tudor section of Hampton Court Palace involved inspection and investigation as the works proceeded to ascertain the extent of necessary structural repair. The scope of works included replacement of timber members, roof tiling using authentic materials and sheet lead work to dormers and flat roofs, all in keeping with the original work.