Parliamentary Estate Conservation Management Plan

The Palace of Westminster has been the seat of British Government since the 16th century, but the building’s origins go back to at least the 11th century. The Estate is a unique environment; buildings are required to remain in continuous use, and projects are subject to parliamentary overview. The estate includes 11 Listed buildings, of which the Palace of Westminster and Norman Shaw North (the former New Scotland Yard) are Listed at Grade I. It is also part of a World Heritage Site. As lead consultant and conservation architects, Donald Insall Associates wrote the award winning Conservation Management Plan for the Houses of Parliament in 2006/07. This plan has been at the core of on-going conservation and refurbishment at the Parliamentary estates.

The Parliamentary Estates Directorate


  • Europa Nostra Award, 2007