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A world-famous icon of democracy

The Palace of Westminster is an icon of our nation’s past, present and future. It is the home of our democracy and a workplace for thousands of people. The building has played a unique role in our political history for 900 years and now it needs urgent repair

An extraordinary history

The Palace has a rich and remarkable history. Westminster Hall is over 900 years old and has been the scene of great moments in our country’s political life.

Urgent challenge

Today the Palace is falling apart faster than it can be repaired. The longer the essential work is left, the greater the risk of a catastrophic failure.

Restoring the Palace

Work has started on extensive surveys and inspections throughout the Palace to better understand the condition of the building.