DENVER, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CH2M has formally been awarded the Lot 2 contract to deliver the Programme, Project and Cost Management services on the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster. The contract award will see CH2M carry out vital work to protect the heritage of the historic palace and restore it for future generations of use.
“We welcome CH2M on board, and the expertise they will bring in 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,” said Brian Finnimore, Managing Director of Parliament’s Strategic Estates team.
The award of this contract follows a rigorous procurement process run by Parliament and its Strategic Estates team to help ensure the continued running of a safe, secure and viable home for the UK Parliament. In the short-term, this will consist of a programme of mechanical and electrical (M&E) repair work to ensure that the Palace remains safe and habitable beyond 2020, as well as detailed exploration of the condition of the building, a building-wide security strategy, planning for a major programme of asbestos removal and fire safety improvements. Since its construction in the mid-1800s, many features and systems in the Palace have never undergone a major renovation, and the heating, ventilation, water, drainage and electrical systems are extremely antiquated.
CH2M’s strong record of managing complex engineering challenges and successfully delivering major UK infrastructure programmes, combined with partners that bring expertise in architectural design, historic building management and conservation works, create a powerful team well placed to deliver this important programme of works.
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