Powering the Palace: replacing the boilers at Buckingham Palace

Published 10 May 2019

The Reservicing Programme at Buckingham Palace, a 10-year overhaul of the building’s essential services, continues with the removal and replacement of the ageing boilers.

Replacing the boilers at Buckingham Palace

Project Manager Barry Igoe about how this piece of work has been carried out in a working Palace.

Identified as being in urgent need of replacement, the boilers - all over 30 years old - are being replaced by a new energy centre, which is anticipated to make carbon emission savings of 300 tonnes per year.

Replacing the boilers at Buckingham Palace

60-year-old heating pipework has also been replaced throughout the Palace basement, which houses workshops and catering facilities, amongst other services, which help to keep the building running.

Replacing the boilers at Buckingham Palace

You can read more about the Reservicing Programme here