Board picked to oversee BDP's £4bn Palace of Westminster overhaul

Simon Thurley

Panel will act as client for landmark project

The former chief executives of Historic England and the British Property Federation have been appointed to the body that will oversee and manage BDP’s £4bn revamp of the Houses of Parliament.

Liz Peace, who ran the BPF and is now chair of the Government Property Agency and the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, will lead the shadow sponsor board, with the governing bodies of both the House of Commons and House of Lords approving her appointment earlier this week.

Simon Thurley, the historian and former Historic England boss, is one of the 11 other board members, along with Crossrail chief executive Simon Wright and Paul Deighton, who was chief executive of London Olympic organisers Locog.

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