Places of Worship

Westminster Abbey & St Margaret’s Church

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

This project is to enable the general public to view the new exhibition of artefacts and objects found and/or stored within Westminster Abbey which the public does not have access to at the moment.

The project is split into three separate contracts:

Enabling project – removal of existing WC block, repair to the existing abbey walls within Poet’s Yard including Chapter House, which is owned by Historic England.

Triforium project – repair of east triforium to provide exhibition space. Works included a new floor structure, repairs to walls, ceilings etc

Tower project – construction of new access tower within Poet’s Yard.

Each contract is phased and each tendered in a traditional way using Bills of Quantities/Schedule of Works with Quantities.

Access must be maintained to the interior of Westminster Abbey for all. So it was essential that all security consideration was taken into account and all constraints and restrictions included within the tender documents, which can then be adapted as necessary as the project progresses.

St Margaret’s Church – renewal of the lead roofs to the South Aisle and part of the North Aisle, and to the Vestries. Stonework repairs, external works and below ground drainage, external stonework repairs to the Tower and re-roofing.

Other projects at Westminster Abbey:

Preparation of budgets for the quinquennial inspection
Re-roofing of the South Aisles and part of the Great Cloister
Drainage and installation of new fountain to the Great Cloister
Song School Project : moving of the Song School into the existing Receiver General’s house, construction of new rehearsal space within the existing Receiver General’s garden
New public facilities within existing Song School
Infirmary Hall : internal and external repairs
New Sacristy Project
Undercoft : internal repairs