We have been involved in the restoration of the Palace of Westminster since the 1980s, restoring and manufacturing beautiful chandeliers for various areas including the chambers in the House of Commons and the House of Lords as well as many other important spaces. Our most recent work at the Palace is with Donald Insall Associates, a leading conservation architecture practice with over 50 years’ experience in the care, repair and adaptation of historic buildings and places. Our lighting archive has been an invaluable resource here in ensuring that the architectural integrity of our work remained, while bringing the fittings up to date to meet current regulations. Shown here is the beautiful chandelier in the Pugin Room, a restaurant and venue within the Palace that is open to the public. Donald Insall worked with a variety of specialists to reinvigorate this space which dates back to 1847 including historic interior experts Allyson McDermott as well as joinery and furniture restorers.
Dernier & Hamlyn managing director Jeremy Quantrill says: “I have worked on this beautiful and iconic building over the last 20 years and it is one of my favourites. To know that, together with the rest of the D&H team, I have helped to restore a place of such historic importance makes me extremely proud.”