NEWSFLASH: Keynote Case Study Session Announced

Don’t Miss This Keynote Case Study Session 


We are delighted to announce that David Hemming, Deputy Managing Director, Strategic Estates, UK Parliament, will join us at Project Challenge this autumn.

He will deliver a keynote case study session which showcases a high profile building transformation project.

This session will take place at 10:00 am on Tuesday 9th October


The UK Parliament is based in some of the most recognisable buildings in the world, including the iconic Palace of Westminster. The Parliamentary Estate is embarking on an ambitious programme of works that will ensure that it can continue to serve as the home of the UK Parliament in the 21st century.

David Hemming will share the challenges of managing an exciting and complex portfolio of work that addresses 160 years of backlog of repair, whilst preparing for the biggest decant of Westminster Palace since World War II and preserving the heritage of the Estate


David Hemming spent 20 years serving in the Corps of Royal Engineers. In his early military career, he took the high-risk approach and specialised in Bomb Disposal and Technical Engineer Reconnaissance. With the advent of children, he took a lower risk approach and specialised in the provision of infrastructure, and the management of large complex estates.   He is Chartered Civil Engineer with a broad range of experience covering client, contractor and designer roles. He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

David has fulfilled various senior built environment roles within the public sector. He is currently responsible for delivering an unprecedented portfolio of work on the UK Parliament. This much construction work has not been undertaken since the iconic Palace of Westminster was built in the 1840s. The portfolio of major work capital portfolios is expected to be delivered over the next decade, leading to the full Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster. The projected outturn over the period will rise from an annual capital spend of £100M rising to £500M. The portfolio of work covers substantial enhancements to the fire safety provision, replacement and upgrading of building services, conservation of the historic fabric, and refurbishment and fit out of space to enable the decant of the Palace.