AHMM and Hopkins embroiled in row over House of Commons chamber

Portcullis House proposal by Michael Hopkins - Long section with House of Commons chamber superimposed

Architects propose rival plans for temporary debating chamber

A row has broken out over official plans drawn up by AHMM for a temporary House of Commons debating chamber and offices.

As a result Michael Hopkins has come up with a rival proposal showing how his Portcullis House could be reconfigured for the purpose.

AHMM was appointed by Parliament to design proposals to reconstruct Richmond House on Whitehall as a new home for MPs while the Palace of Westminster undergoes its £4bn renewal. It is MPs’ current preferred location. The Lords are set to move into the QEII conference centre.

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