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The Fulham Palace project began in the 2000s and was carried out in three phases. The third phase, secured by Sykes has restored the iconic Tudor Quadrangle; refurbished key historic rooms such as the Great Hall, included fine decorating work, and improved access to, and enhanced the Grade II* listed botanical gardens including replanting various historic plants.
Our works started to the north side of the Tudor Quadrangle in late February 2018 and completed in May 2019.
The principal aims for the project were to widen the audience base and improve footfall by increasing economic sustainability for the site; enhancing the visitor experience and improving access throughout, enabling a greater understanding of the heritage within the building and grounds and conserving and enhancing vulnerable areas of the built heritage.
Fulham Palace now features a new museum and commercial office spaces located within the newly transformed Tudor quadrangle, the oldest surviving part of the complex. The restoration has doubled the size of the museum, which has been completely reinterpreted and includes historic rooms never-before opened to the public. The visitor experience has been enhanced extensively by enabling continuous access and visibility throughout the site.
Internal spaces have been transformed, reinstating the historic plan and sensitively incorporating modern servicing to provide 21st century facilities while preserving important historic fabric.
The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Individual & Private donations and other trusts and foundations. A programme of activities and events has been made available for the local community to get involved during the project, including hard hat tours, family fun days, lectures and talks, and archaeological digs.