Basic Site Details

Name: Lower Whitehall and Parliament Square Redevelopment
City or county: London
Status: Unexecuted
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Notes: The Government Conference centre was eventually built on the site defined in Matthew's report, designed by Powell and Moya, built 1981-86, known as the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Broad Sanctuary Site This site formed part of Leslie Martin's area wide plan for Lower Whitehall and Parliament Square. It lay to the west of Parliament Square

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Government office Planned Government Precinct

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Parliament Square  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) John Leslie Martin (known as Sir Leslie Martin)ArchitectA19641965Martin planned the areas' redevelopment
Item 2 of 3Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectB19661967Spence produced the Broad Sanctuary Report analysing Martin's plan, including the Broad Sanctuary Site and Government Conference centre; he advised on alternatives.
Item 3 of 3Powell & MoyaArchitectural practiceC1980(?)1986Design of Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingpp315-6, 459, 526