Bleinham Palace, Woodstock


Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and
one of the country’s most beautiful country houses, is renowned
as a national and global tourist attraction. Lowe & Oliver was
therefore extremely honoured to be one of the companies to be
approached to work on this prestigious project.

A total electrical refurbishment of the Palace is underway, split
into a number of phases, due to the size and scope of the project.
Begun in 1997, the project is still continuing. Lowe & Oliver has
been involved from the outset, carrying out 12 phases, with further
works still in the planning stages.

Due to the precious nature of the building and the fact that Blenheim
Palace is open to the public for 11 months of the year, careful
consideration has to be given to the logistics of the work, when and how
much of the refurbishment can be carried out at any one time.

  Key Facts

  Client: The Duke of Marlborough

  Consultant: Ridge


  Main contractor: Lowe & Oliver

  Value: £1.3 million

  Start date: January 1997

  Completion date: Ongoing