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The Restoration of Big Ben

Alan Wood & Partners www.alanwood.co.uk The Restoration of BIG BEN A project to restore the tower commonly known as Big Ben began in 2017 and is due to be completed by 2021. One of Britain's most famous landmarks, Big Ben is actually the name of the bell, with the tower itself officially named Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben has remained mostly silent since the start of the restoration project and has only sounded for major events such as New Year's Eve celebrations. Large-scale projects of this size require the services of building surveyors to help with various aspects such as planning and health and safety. Key Stats 2019 marked the 160th anniversary of when the Big Ben bell first chimed. One of the most photographed buildings in Britain, the Elizabeth Tower stands at 96 metres tall. The cast iron roof of the tower is made up of 3,433 individual pieces. The hands of the Victoria clock of Big Ben are each 4.2 metres in length. 13.7 Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonne. TONNE Alan Wood and Partners have played a significant role in a wide range of major construction projects throughout the country and have established a solid reputation for their expert and professional approach. They have a dedicated team of specialist building surveyors who can offer help to all types and scale of project. Please visit www.alanwood.co.uk for information and support. Alan Wood & Partners have seven offices across the UK Hull, Leeds, Lincoln, London, Scarborough, Sheffield and York. Established in Hull in the 1960's, Alan Wood & Partners provide a comprehensive range of engineering services to the construction industry. Alan Wood & Partners are proud to deliver outstanding customer care, delivered by specialist teams, with the skills and experience required. Alan Wood & Partners

The Restoration of Big Ben

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A project to restore the tower commonly known as Big Ben began in 2017 and is due to be completed by 2021. One of Britain’s most famous landmarks, Big Ben is actually the name of the bell, with the ...

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