A new temporary House of Commons Chamber

Indicative image of the proposed temporary House of Commons Chamber as viewed from the public gallery.

The proposals will deliver a temporary House of Commons Chamber within a substantially redeveloped Richmond House.

The temporary Chamber has been carefully designed to replicate the familiar character and layout of the existing House of Commons Chamber but will provide a greater level of accessibility for MPs and visitors, including an accessible public gallery.

Essential facilities for the functioning of Parliament will be provided around the Chamber, including division (voting) lobbies, Committee Rooms, catering facilities, and offices for the Speaker, Clerk of the House, Serjeant at Arms and other core functions.

These areas have all been assessed and compromises have been made to ensure best value for money for the taxpayer, for example with fewer committee rooms provided, more limited dining options and other space requirements optimised.

A new press gallery and education and participation spaces will be provided and new public areas will enhance public access to democracy while the temporary Chamber is in use.

We are interested in your feedback about what publicly accessible facilities you would like to see included around the temporary Chamber.

Indicative image of the proposed temporary House of Commons Chamber.

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