Portcullis House

Portcullis House was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen in February 2001 providing offices for Members of Parliament and their staff, supplementing the limited space in the Palace of Westminster and surrounding buildings.

Background to Portcullis House

Why was Portcullis House built? Explore the early development of the building

Energy saving features

Discover the unique energy-saving features of the building

The Architectural design

Find out more about the striking architectural features of Portcullis House

Further your research

Further your research

Reference material for in depth research on the architecture of Portcullis House

Key dates

Key dates

Learn about the important events, from the buildings conception, to its completion in 2001

Virtual tours of Parliament

Explore an exhibition of Gerald Scarfe political caricatures in Portcullis House.