Richmond House

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Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London

Richmond House is the headquarters building of the Department of Health of the United Kingdom at 79 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2NS. It is where the ministerial team and key National Health Service officials are based.[1] The building is located behind New Scotland Yard and across Richmond Terrace from the Ministry of Defence.

In August 2016, a leaked report published by The Times indicated that Richmond House would be used as a temporary alternative to the Houses of Parliament while the building is vacated whilst undergoing a series of structural and engineering upgrades and refurbishments. The report indicates that all Parliamentary and Ministerial Offices will be temporarily moved during the redevelopment, with the possibility of a makeshift chamber resembling that of the House of Commons also being created.

The design was by Whitfield Partners and was completed in 1987.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Office Locations: Department of Health". Department of Health. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Great walks around London: Westminster and Whitehall". The Telegraph. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sir William Whitfield". Oxford Index. OUP. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°30′11″N 0°07′33″W / 51.50302°N 0.12592°W / 51.50302; -0.12592