Government defers debate on the future of the Palace of Westminster

02 January 2018

The debate to discuss the future of the Palace of Westminster and the urgently needed works, originally set in the Commons for 11 January 2018, has been postponed by the Government to a yet to be confirmed future date. The Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP, announced before Christmas that…

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Public Accounts Committee supports Parliament move-out

10 March 2017

A report published today by the Public Accounts Committee has supported recommendations that Parliament should leave the Palace while major works to the building are carried out. The Public Accounts Committee recently conducted an inquiry into the Restoration and Renewal Programme, which reviewed the robustness of the options, indicative costings and project management proposals. The…

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Westminster Hall debate on the future of the Palace of Westminster

25 January 2017

A Westminster Hall debate on the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster took place on Wednesday 25 January. The debate was initiated by Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda and joint spokesman for the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster, which made recommendations in September 2016 on a preferred way forward for the…

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Joint Committee appointed to consider options for Restoration and Renewal

25 July 2015

A Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster has been appointed to review and report on the Independent Options Appraisal. The Committee membership consists of Chris Bryant MP Lord Carter of Coles Lord Deighton Neil Gray MP Chris Grayling MP Lord Laming Ian Paisley MP Jacob Rees-Mogg MP Baroness Smith of Basildon Baroness Stowell of…

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Independent Options Appraisal Published

18 June 2015

An Independent Options Appraisal (IOA) for the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster has today been published by a team of independent, external experts led by Deloitte Real Estate and including AECOM and HOK. In 2012 the House of Commons Commission and the House of Lords House Committee commissioned a study on the…

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Programme moves into next phase

17 December 2014

Work to support the planning and design process for the Programme begins. In a Written Statement to both Houses, the House of Commons Commission Spokesman, John Thurso MP and Lord Sewel, Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords, announced: Following their consideration of the Pre-Feasibility Study on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace…

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Options appraisal contract awarded

17 December 2013

Options appraisal contract awarded. The contract for an independent assessment of options to take forward a Restoration and Renewal Programme for the Palace of Westminster has been announced. The team, made up of a number of specialist companies, will examine the feasibility and costs of a range of options for a Restoration and Renewal Programme…

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Options appraisal procurement latest

19 August 2013

The process for appointing an external team to carry out an independent costed appraisal of the approaches to the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster progressed further today with the issue of the formal Invitation to Tender (ITT) to shortlisted bidders. The procurement process began in May 2013 with the issue of a…

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Procurement process begins

28 May 2013

The procurement of an independent appraisal of the approaches to the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster began on 16 May, with the issue of a Contract Notice and Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) to potential bidders. Responses are required by 12.00pm on 14 June, bidders can view the Contract Notice online. The successful…

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Industry day for the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

25 April 2013

In October 2012, following consideration of a report on the condition of the fabric of the Palace, the House of Commons Commission and the House Committee of the House of Lords agreed to commission a comprehensive, independent assessment, including costs, of a range of options for the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster….

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