1 Derby Gate is a Grade II* listed building and was originally the Whitehall Club, a Victorian Gentlemen’s Club, built in the manner of a Venetian palace. Renovation work is currently underway both internally and externally.

The project forms one of the first  of the wider Northern Estate Programme which is the essential first step that enables the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

The Northern Estate is a group of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Century buildings, most of which are listed and of considerable heritage value, located next door to the Palace of Westminster. They are already in use by MPs, their staff and the staff of the House of Commons.

These buildings are themselves in need of significant investment and refurbishment to bring them up to modern environmental standards, enable access for people with disabilities and create much more efficient spaces for modern use.

The proposals for the Northern Estate will create a temporary House of Commons Chamber and associated facilities, together with workspace for all 650 MPs and their staff in addition to public access and educational provision.

It is the essential first step to enable the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster and will deliver a transformed Parliamentary Estate for future generations.

47 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2NH
SW1A 2NH

External and internal refurbishment on  Grade II* listed building and newer building.  This is an opportunity to see historical features, heritage trades and understand the challenges of working on a high profile, central London location.

Note- airport style security and no photography permitted.

Jon Brookes

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