The Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that manages the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace and has a range of specialist teams. Faced with a disparity between HRP’s first principle of Guardianship, and “existing not just for today but for tomorrow” and the everyday impacts of the running of the buildings, Useful Projects worked with Historic Royal Palaces to develop their sustainability strategy.
We designed and delivered a series of workshops with each department to draw out the sustainability themes running through all aspects of their work to formulate their corporate strategy. Following on from this work, we conducted a full audit of the palaces’ consumption of water, energy and materials, and waste production. Out of this assessment, we produced an asset management plan and costed recommendations to reduce HRP’s footprint.