Buckingham Palace: Royal Mews Refurbishment

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Buckingham Palace: Royal Mews Refurbishment

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Sykes & Son were appointed on behalf of The Royal Household to carry out a £2.5m refurbishment of residential accommodation and adjacent areas of the Royal Mews to the South West corner of the grounds at Buckingham Palace.

The Grade 1 listed Mews, originally constructed in 1732 are where the State vehicles are housed and maintained along with around 30 horses. These vehicles include the Gold State Coach used for Coronations and those carriages used for Royal and State occasions, State Visits, Weddings and the State Opening of Parliament. Coachmen, grooms, chauffeurs and other staff are accommodated in flats above the carriage houses and stables.

Extensive internal works were completed including new bathrooms and kitchens, with new M&E services throughout, as well as a complete redecoration and numerous plaster repairs.

External works included redecorations, joinery repairs, new steel fire escapes and glazed canopies, new brickwork and stone features as well as repairs to the existing brick and stone, and replacement of asphalt roofing and slating repairs.

Works were carried out with strict phasing due to decanting of personnel. Access was restricted to the Mews area, open to the public, which meant careful planning and scheduling of deliveries to control movements. The project had a watching brief by English Heritage.

Sykes acted as principal contractor with trades in plastering, joinery, decoration and brickwork carried out by our in-house team. M&E and steelwork was carried out by nominated sub-contractors.

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