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Portcullis House

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Identification

Portcullis House
356294

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]

Usages

governmental office
shop(s) metro station

Facts

  • With an end cost of around £235 million, the building cost more than £1 million per MP occupant.
  • Cited atop the cavernous and high-tech Westminster Underground station (also by Michael Hopkins & Partners), the exposed concrete box wall and pillars through which the escalators descend are the building's foundations.
  • The building is home to 210 Members of Parliament and is directly to the north of the Palace of Westminster. The two buildings are linked by a pedestrian tunnel which runs underneath Bridge Street.
  • Only food preparation areas and lavatories have suspended ceilings.
  • Awards garnered by the building include the Concrete Society Award, 2001 and an RIBA Award for Architecture, 2001.
  • The 14 chimneys at top are part of the ventilation system.
  • The structure and cladding is designed to require almost no maintenance.
  • The building has been designed to last for 200 years.

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Location

Victoria Embankment
Victoria Embankment
SW1
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

76.62 ft
7
1998
2001

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