We are pleased to be extending our prospering Heritage portfolio with the addition of Fulham Palace – a £3.6m project to revitalise a Tudor Grade I listed building. Fulham Palace dates back over 1,300 years and has been the residence of 133 Bishops of London since AD 703.

Architecture, heritage and masterplanning leaders, Purcell UK were commissioned to increase accessibility and visibility throughout the site, refocusing entry to the site through the West Entrance on Bishop’s Avenue and relocating and expanding the Palace’s museum to the ground floor, north range of the Tudor courtyard. The offices on the first floor have also undergone extensive refurbishment.

Acting as Approved Inspector, we worked closely with Purcell UK to agree a fire strategy for this area of the site, which involved the splitting of the building into smaller fire compartments and improving the existing means of escape. It also improved the interconnection and spatial qualities within the offices and museum spaces. In working with the architect, we were mindful in agreeing any changes, that we respected the historic character and the fabric of the building.

“We have provided Building Control services for several Historic landmarks throughout England and Wales, including the Palace of Westminster. Historic buildings pose many challenges to work within the existing boundaries, whilst also retaining the original architecture of the buildings. However, we have a wealth of knowledge to be able to provide professional Building Control services for these projects and we are delighted to add this project for Fulham Palace into our Heritage portfolio.”

Director, Andrew Bullen

As an Approved Inspector, we can deliver expert advice to you on Building Regulations required for your commercial construction projects. We provide Building Control services for all sectors, across England and Wales. To discuss your Building Control requirements, please contact our technical team on 01226 743959.

Image credit to Purcell UK.