Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

The Restoration and Renewal Programme has been established to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to protect the heritage of the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century and beyond.

The Palace is a Grade I listed building and, with Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church, forms part of the Westminster UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Background to the Programme

Background information about the Restoration and Renewal Programme

Palace of Westminster: Videos and factsheets showing why work is needed

Watch short videos, giving you a rare, behind the scenes look at the condition of the Palace and the challenges facing those tasked with maintaining it

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the restoration of the Palace of Westminster

Timeline of major works to the Palace

Read a timeline of the changes made to the Houses of Parliament since 1836


For more information email

For media enquiries call Faiza Fareed on 020 7219 8716 or email

Related information

Read the fire safety statement on the Houses of Parliament