Real Estate & Planning students at Buckingham Palace

11 April 2017

Real Estate & Planning students at Buckingham Palace

Students on our MSc Conservation of the Historic Environment enjoyed an unforgettable study tour to Buckingham Palace last week.

Students on our MSc Conservation of the Historic Environment enjoyed an unforgettable study tour to Buckingham Palace last week. The visit was hosted by Louis Randall (a graduate of the course) who works in the Royal Household Property Section at Buckingham Palace and who also has responsibility for St James’s Palace, Clarence House and parts of Kensington Palace.

The day started with a short history of Buckingham Palace and a look at the conservation challenges faced by the property team when dealing with a Grade 1 listed building that is in constant use, receiving about 90,000 visitors each year.

The students then enjoyed an extensive tour of the Palace which included the state rooms, the gardens and a wonderful walk across the roof. During the tour students were able to see some of the ongoing conservation work and get a better understanding of the how conservation is balanced with the functional needs of the working Palace.

For security reasons photo opportunities were strictly limited but the students (and accompanying staff!) will have memories that will last for ever. We would like to thank Louis and other staff in the Royal Household who made this visit such a wonderful experience.

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