Fraser Randall

Welcome to Kensington Historic Royal Palaces

Location: London
Services: Design, Project & Cost Management
Value: £1.5 million
Completion: 2012

In 2012, Kensington Palace was transformed following at £12 million major renovation project. It restored the lost relationship between the Palace and Hyde Park. Inside, the new free-to-enter hub entrance rooms are a permanent feature of the palace and provide orientation, stories and refreshment. Five separate exhibitions were also created, ranging from traditional object based displays to artist installations and theatrical intervention.

Fraser Randall were responsible for procuring the artists and design teams, and created the tightly integrated project schedule which ensured the exhibitions were delivered in sequence with HRP’s Content, Conservation and Collections teams. The management of integrating and installing historic items from the Royal Collections alongside extraordinary contemporary installations was a significant management challenge of this unique and hugely successful project.

“Fraser Randall consistently proved themselves to be incredibly capable project managers, with a tremendous capacity for managing both the ‘straight line’ of procurement and contract negotiations, as well as the ‘free hand’ process of creative content development. The content for Kensington was implemented on time and slightly under budget, despite its context of a complex and late building programme. I truly believe we would not have had these results without the Fraser Randall team and would highly recommend them”. Ruth Gill, Head of Interpretation, Historic Royal Palaces