• 26 Mar 2024
    • 08:00 - 09:30
    • The Happenstance, 10 Paternoster Row, London EC4M 7DX
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    You are invited to register for:

    LCEC Networking Breakfast

    at The Happenstance, 10 Paternoster Row, London EC4M 7DX

    (Nearest tube - St Pauls)

    Tuesday 26th March 2024, from 8:00am to 9.30am

    London Constructing Excellence Club has the very real pleasure of inviting you, once again, to join fellow professionals from the built environment, for a delicious buffet breakfast!

    As always - no presentations, no long speeches, just the opportunity to meet up with existing contacts, engage with new connections, and find out what is happening in the vibrant, burgeoning London market. 

    This breakfast event is FREE to members of LCEC, Non-member tickets cost £25.

    For further enquiries please contact:

    We are really looking forward to greeting you all!

    Please book early, at least 3 days in advance of the breakfast, to allow us to make catering arrangements. Cancellations will not be allowed less than 3 days before the event, but substitutions can be made at any time.

    • 9 Apr 2024
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship Street, London EC2A 2BH
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    • Restoring an Icon of Time - The Refurbishment of the Elizabeth Tower

      Tuesday 9th April 2024, 1800 for 1830 start

    AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BH

    Affectionately known around the world as Big Ben and shrouded in scaffolding from 2017-2022, the Elizabeth Tower was repaired from the gilt cross and orb at its tip, to the bottom of its 334-step staircase. It was the most complex conservation project in the tower’s history, bringing remarkable legacy from the past to the present. Renata and Charlotte will talk on how they led restoring Big Ben to its former glory and modernising its facilities to make it fit for the 21st century. The vital work ensured that the Grade-I listed building, situated on a Unesco world heritage site, was safeguarded for future generations to visit and enjoy.

    • Renata Valnarova-Zadgorska – Senior Project Manager, Lendlease Consulting 

      Renata Valnarova is a Senior Project Manager at Lendlease Consulting and managed the refurbishment of the Elizabeth Tower. Renata studied construction project management at Oxford Brookes University and completed a master's in construction law & dispute resolution at King's College. In her 8 years at Lendlease, Renata provided design safety consultancy services prior to joining the Parliamentary Estate project management team in 2018.

    • Charlotte Claughton – Senior Project Leader, UK Parliament

      Charlotte Claughton MBE is a Senior Project Leader with the Parliamentary Estate and oversaw the refurbishment of the Elizabeth Tower. Initially studying architecture, Charlotte stumbled into project management before taking a client-side role at parliament in 2015, leading on conversation projects including the encaustic tile pavement restoration and stone courtyard conservation, prior to Big Ben.

    Find more about this event and project at:

    Please tweet about the event using: #lcecET #SECBEAwards2023 #CEAwards2023

    Project contributors include: @Lendlease @UKParliament @Purcelluk @KeithScobie @curriebrown

    Security note: recording of the event is not permitted.