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Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Future Programme

Transforming the visitor experience at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Professional Teams

Lead Designers

Windsor Castle
Purcell led the multidisciplinary design team - advising, managing and coordinating the project from design concept to implementation.  Purcell is a leading architectural practice with studios throughout the UK and in Asia Pacific and is highly regarded for its heritage and design work within sensitive and complex sites. The practice previously completed projects at Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace, Dover Castle, Wells Cathedral, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and Tower Bridge.

The design team included:

  • Mechanical, Electrical & Environmental Engineering - Hoare Lea
  • Structural Engineering – Mann Williams
  • Wayfinding Design – Holmes Wood
  • Accessibility – Jane Toplis Associates

Palace of Holyroodhouse     
Set up by Catherine Burd & Buddy Haward in 1998, Burd Haward Architects has a reputation for making award-winning, carefully crafted, authentic, sustainable buildings.  The practice works across a diverse range of building types and has led projects at a number of high-profile architecturally sensitive historic sites, including Chastleton House, Red House and Chartwell. Their ‘Welcome Centre’ for the National Trust at Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire won a RIBA South Regional Award 2016.

The design team included:

  • Exhibition Design – Nissen Richards
  • Environmental Engineers – Max Fordham LLP
  • Landscape Architects – J&L Gibbons
  • Structural Engineers – David Narro Associates

Specialist planting advice in relation to the physic garden was supplied by Catherine FitzGerald of Mark Lutyens Associates.

Cost consultants

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company and has worked on projects at many high-profile listed buildings including The British Museum, the Parliamentary Estate and Senate House (School of Oriental and African Studies), Tate Modern Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum.



Windsor Castle
ME Construction is a specialist refurbishment contractor with a range of experience in the conservation, health, education, residential and commercial sectors.  They undertook the early and enabling works within Future Programme.

Established in 1972, Feltham Construction is an award-winning contractor, carrying out works in the education, residential, industrial and commercial sectors.  They worked on enlarging the Admissions Centre and creating a dedicated new Learning Centre at the Castle.

Palace of Holyroodhouse
Colorado Construction and Engineering is a medium-sized specialist construction, engineering and finishes business, with a specialisation in the refurbishment and renewal of listed buildings, the construction of bespoke luxury homes, and the design and build of distilleries and visitor centres. They are the recipients of a RoSPA Silver Award for Health and Safety.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.