Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Powell & Moya, London , 1986


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Main elevation with small public green in front 

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  • Main elevation with small public green in front    
  • View of facade from Broad Strret    
  • Oblique view of the facade    
  • Main elevation and entrance canopy    
  • Junction between the conference centre and neighbouring Edwardian office    
  • The sanctuary-foyer    
  • Chirchill auditorium    
  • Large conference room in the centre of the building    
  • Staircase in the west foyer    
  • The Caxton Lounge    
  • Benjamin Britten lounge looking west    
  • The Restaurant    
  • Views towards Westminster Abbey    
  • Internal view of conference room showing acoustic panels and glazing    
  • Location plan    
  • Ground floor plan with context    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Fourth floor plan    
  • Fifth floor plan    
  • Sixth floor plan    
  • Section    
  • Moya    
  • Sketch showing green and front section of conference centre    
  • Early Philip Powell perspective and section through the conference centre    
  • Model    

Government building in the heart of Westminster consisting of conference centre, auditorium, restaurant and office space

An architectural competition for a conference hall and government offices was held in 1961.

The competition was won by William Whitfield but the scheme was not progressed. The site remained in limbo until a feasibility study for the conference centre was drawn up in 1975. The centre as eventually built was designed by Powell Moya & Partners and constructed by Bovis Construction with work starting in 1981; it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986.


  • Begun: 1981
  • Completed: 1986
  • Sectors: Civic, Office
  • Address: The Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London , SW1 P3EE, United Kingdom

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