These works have been a priority from the Blenheim Palace World Heritage site management plan. This, along with the works specification and contract management, has been directed by Nick Cox Architects, who has been the Palace Architect for the last ten years.
The initial phase of stone repairs concentrated on the voussoir stones, running for approximately 28 weeks. The works also addressed stone defects under the arches and riverside faces up to the balustrade level. The works are being undertaken by Midland Stone on behalf of the Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation. As well as water proofing the top and sides of the bridge to protect the structure for future generations, the tarmac and grass verges were renewed.