First look: AHMM's temporary Commons chamber

The temporary House of Commons chamber, designed by AHMM

Proposals unveiled for relocated debating space as part of Palace of Westminster’s long-term refurb

Parliament has today released images of AHMM’s “temporary” chamber that MPs will use while the Palace of Westminster undergoes its long-planned refurbishment, led by BDP.

Controversially, House of Commons business will relocate to a redeveloped Richmond House, on Whitehall, while the House of Lords will sit at the QEII Centre. 

Architectural heritage campaigners object to the destruction of all but the façade of grade II-listed Richmond House, the 1987 former Department of Health headquarters. 

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