HM Tower Of London – Queen’s House & bell tower

The Queen’s House and Bell Tower are two of the most important buildings at the Tower of London and have played a part in key moments in British history. This complex and compressive conservation project included roofing, masonry and timber frame repairs, and sensitively unpicked decades of patching-up.

Client: Historic Royal Palaces

The project used the Construction Management form of contract which allowed the design team further control over the selection of specialist contractors for each section of works. The works took place whilst the building was still occupied by their residents, providing a logistical challenge to ensure disruption was minimised.

After Bell Tower

After Bell Tower

Educational visits were also regularly carried out for special interest groups including S.P.A.B. Master Classes, which offer training demonstrations and hands-on workshops on live projects.

The conservation works carried out during this project will ensure that the Queen’s House and Bell Tower, a rare survival of intact Tudor and early medieval architecture within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been returned to good repair and will continue as the home of the Constable, and play an important role in maintaining the traditions of the Tower of London for years to come.

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