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Portcullis House, London

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Portcullis House is an office building in Westminster, London, UK, that was commissioned in 1992 and opened in 2001 to provide offices for 213 members of parliament and their staff. Part of the Parliamentary Estate, the building augments limited space in the Palace of Westminster and surroundings.
The architects, Michael Hopkins and Partners, published their design in 1993 and the existing buildings on the site were demolished in 1994. At the same time, London Underground was building the Jubilee Line Extension, including a new interchange station at Westminster tube station which occupies the same area; the two were thus designed and built as a single unit. Construction began with works to the existing District line station at sub-basement level. The track had to be lowered slightly and underpinned to allow the extensive excavation to the Jubilee line many feet below. The building above ground began to rise in 1998 and opened in 2001. It is located at the corner of Bridge Street (at the western end of Westminster Bridge) and Victoria Embankment – overlooking the River Thames – and adjacent to the Norman Shaw South Building, which also overlooks the river.
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  • Modern building (1992) looks "grey" next to its Neighbors: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Its use is governmental (Parliament). Please note: Remember that the sense of vehicle traffic in the UK is inverse to what we are used to in America and Europe, to have THIS ELLO to avoid accidents when crossing the streets. Enjoy the LIFE... enjoy Portcullis House because: LIFE... it's a journey!
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  • A very interesting addition to the Parliament. Spectacular interior, good cafe, nice arts (not allowed to take pictures of). I’ve visited it during Open London ‘18 and thus didn’t attend a regular tou...  more »
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  • I've been there in 2018 during Open House and thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the chance to learn some more about HM Parliament workings! Free access to ground and first floor during the event. The building is wheelchair-accessible throughout.
  • The design of the the building is absolutely spectacular 👌👏.
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