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The plan to save the seat of democracy
We will transform the Palace of Westminster, home of the Houses of Parliament, to be fit for the future as the working home for our democracy. It will be welcoming to all and a celebration of our rich heritage. At every stage we will ensure value for money for the taxpayer.
Everyone will move out of the Palace so the biggest heritage restoration ever undertaken in the UK can begin. The first essential step is to create temporary homes for the Commons and Lords.
How the programme is progressing
Planning, design and surveys are all underway now that Parliament has agreed that the best and most cost-effective way to carry out the work is in one single phase.
A temporary home for the Commons
The first essential step in the Restoration and Renewal Programme is for the House of Commons to move to the Northern Estate on Whitehall.
Protecting the heritage collections
The Palace is home to thousands of treasures and an archive dating back to the 15th century. All these items will be protected.