Portcullis House is £41m over budget
Portcullis House, the luxury office block for MPs, cost £41m more than estimated, according to the National Audit Office.
The £234m building cost £28m more in real terms than original forecasts, and a further £13m went on legal costs and removal work before the bronze-clad building was opened in 2000.
Edward Leigh, chairman of the powerful Public Accounts Committee, complained that a number of risks had not been identified and that legal arguments over the window contract had cost too much.
He said: ‘We are still waiting for a satisfactory explanation for this, including who should be held personally to account for it.’