The original bronze framed roof lights are in need of repair. This will involve scaffolding the red staircase and removing the roof light temporarily with a crane. It will be repaired, re-glazed and a safety cage constructed around it to allow safe access for cleaning and maintenance. It will also open up previously inaccessible areas of the roof for safe regular maintenance where previously a scaffold would have been required. A general guiding principle for the Palace maintenance is “Roof First”: if we prioritise the roof, by extension it protects the interior.
Estimated project cost: £50,000