Architect attacks MPs for dismissing 'houseboat of Commons' plan

HMS Parliament proposal by Studio Octopi

Studio Octopi founder criticises ‘eye-watering waste’ of AHMM and Hopkins proposals

Studio Octopi founder Chris Romer-Lee has criticised MPs for dismissing a fully costed proposal to rehouse MPs on the Woolwich Ferry.

The architect of the £55m HMS Parliament idea accused them of presiding over “spectacular waste” – financial, environmental and architectural.

His intervention comes after plans by AHMM to build a temporary chamber on the site of listed Richmond House were criticised by conservationists.

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