Hampton Court Palace

Case Study

Hockley & Dawson have carried out a number of projects at Hampton Court Palace for the Surveyor of the Fabrics department of Historic Royal Palaces. these range from simple floor loading assesments to complex structural repairs.

  • Building of the palace began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey on the site of an older building.
  • King William III's massive rebuilding and expansion work, which was intended to rival the Palace of Versailles, destroyed much of the Tudor palace.
  • King George II was the last monarch to reside in the palace.

Recent projects include the Base Court phases, a number of exhibitions, the repairs to Apartment 39 and the Barrack Block and insertion of complex structural support to th ebase of one of the Great Hall turrets.

Mosty of these projects are highly collaborative and involve close co-operation withHRP Surveyors, Curators, the Architect and the Contractor, often using the Constructing Excellence from of contract which encourages a team approach.

A number of the projects involve the repair and conservation of historic masonry where Emma Simpson leads a team of highly skilled masons carefully recording, conserving and repairing the vast amounts of Tudor brickwork which is synonymous with the Palace.

Awards

UK Heritage AwardsBest Loos2018
Civic Trust Awards AABCConservation Commendation2017
RICS LondonConservation Award2016
RICS LondonOverall Project Award2016
Georgian GroupRestoration of a Georgian Interior2015

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