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Foster on shortlist for Palace of Westminster job

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Foster + Partners is among the four practices shortlisted to work on the next phase of the Palace of Westminster restoration job

The AJ120 chart-topper is up against BDP, Allies and Morrison, and HOK for the client advisor role on the huge conservation project.

The teams in the running to offer advice on programme and cost were also revealed earlier today (10 December). 

The announcements follow on from an independent options appraisal drawn up by HOK which suggested five main scenarios for the overhaul of parliament.

These ranged in cost from £3.5 billion to £5.7 billion and could see MPs moving out of the building for up to 11 years.

The appraisal was commissioned at a cost of £2 million back in 2013 after a study showed that without significant work irreversible damage would be done to the 150-year-old building.

The Grade I-listed Charles Barry-designed building, which has been home to the House of Lords since 1847 and the Commons since 1852 has had no major restoration since it was built and currently has an annual repair bill in excess of £30 million.

A decision is due on how the work will proceed in 2016, and construction on the project is set to start in 2020.

Lot 1. Architectural and building design services

  • Allies and Morrison
  • Building Design Partnership 
  • Foster + Partners 
  • HOK

Lot 2. Programme, project and cost management services

  • Aecom & Mace (Joint Venture)
  • Capita Property Infrastructure & Gleeds Cost Management (Joint Venture)
  • CH2M Hill 
  • EC Harris (ARCADIS)
  • Turner & Townsend


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