Interesting report in the press today, regarding the proposed refurbishment to some of our national treasures.
The question arises, why have they been allowed to get into it's current state? This question is not directed at any one person, but more that it seems that maintenance budgets for most clients, never seem to be adequate or these budgets are always the first on the list to be culled. What is clear, is that without proper investment and a proactive maintenance regime, in the long term, it will cost the building owner more.
Buckingham Palace is to undergo a 10-year refurbishment costing the taxpayer £369m, the Treasury has announced. The Queen will remain in residence during the work, to begin next April. Ageing cables, lead pipes, wiring and boilers will be replaced, many for the first time in 60 years, owing to fears about potential fire and water damage.