Description of The Northern Estate
The redevelopment of The Northern Estate in London SW1.
The plans for the Northern Estate will create a temporary House of Commons Chamber and associated facilities, together with workspace for all 650 MPs and staff and public access and educational provision. This will enable the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster and will deliver a transformed Parliamentary Estate for future generations.
The Northern Estate is a group of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century buildings, most of which are listed and of considerable heritage value, located next door to the Palace of Westminster and include:
- Richmond House - The new temporary House of Commons Chamber designed by AHMM will be used while Palace of Westminster is refurbished. AHMM is working with Lendlease, the construction consultant for the project, and conservation architect Feilden + Mawson;
- Laundry Road;
- Norman Shaw North and South;
- 53 Parliament Street;
- 1 Derby Gate;
- Commissioner’s Yard;
- 1 Canon Row;
- Canon Row;
- 2-3 Parliament Street;
- Portcullis House;
- 1 Parliament Street.
The wider masterplan for the Northern Estate site is being led by BDP.
First public exhibition starts in May 2019 (you can submit feedback until 28th June 2019).
2020 - Construction work to begin on Northern Estate Programme (subject to planning approvals).
Mid-2020s - work to begin on the restoration and
renewal of the Palace of Westminster.
Early 2030s - Restoration and Renewal Programme of the Palace of Westminster is completed, enabling the functions of the House of Commons and House of Lords to move back.