Fulham Palace, London
M&E, Building Physics and Sustainability
Founded around 704AD, this Grade I listed building, with additional Grade II listed buildings on the site, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Method Consulting was involved in a three year programme which saw the creation of a brand new museum, exhibition spaces and the full refurbishment of rooms which until now had never been opened to the public. The restoration has doubled the size of the museum, which has been completely reinterpreted and provides an insight into both the long history of the site, and also the most notable residents, the Bishops of London, who called the Palace home from AD 704 to 1973.
Given the nature and historic character of the building renewable energy options were not found to be suitable however the heating system was upgraded to make it more energy efficient and easier for the occupants to control. Lighting was replaced throughout the refurbished areas with new high efficiency LED fittings, reducing lighting energy consumption by approximately 25%.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, internal spaces have been transformed, reinstating the historic plan and sensitively incorporating modern M&E services while preserving the important historic fabric.