Slug-On-Thames Could Save Taxpayer £1.8 Billion

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The firm that built GCHQ and the US Embassy in London reckons it could save the taxpayer more than £1.8 billion if it was given a contract to re-house MPs. The proposed building would also allow parliament to be renovated in only six years without working around politicians.

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The architectural firm Gensler plan to create a floating structure right next to the Palace where both houses could sit at the same time and committee rooms could meet. Initial cost of what Guido is dubbing the “Slug-on-Thames” is £160 million and it would be assembled by boats and dismantled when the Palace of Westminster is restored. Who knows, we might even keep it…


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