Bidders shortlisted for next phase of Palace of Westminster restoration and renewal

Nine organisations have been selected to progress to the next stage of the procurement for design and programme management services to restore the Palace of Westminster.

Cost of the project has been put at between £3.9bn and £7.1bn over a timescale of up to 40 years.

The shortlisted organisations are:

Lot 1—architectural and building design services

  • Allies and Morrison
  • Building Design Partnership 
  • Foster & Partners
  • HOK UK 

Lot 2—programme, project and cost management services

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

In June a consortium led by Deloitte Real Estate, AECOM and HOK produced an independent options appraisal (IOA) of a range of scenarios for carrying out the works. The report does not contain recommendations on which scenario to choose but was intended to enable members of both Houses to make an informed decision in principle.

In July 2015 a Joint Select Committee was formed to consider the findings of the IOA and other evidence and make recommendations to both Houses. Procurement of these services is underway now to keep the programme on track for a potential 2020/21 start date without anticipating the selection of a particular scenario and will help ensure Parliament is ready to commission design work after a decision, expected in 2016, has been made.

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