The department is moving after its former home Richmond House was chosen as a decant option for the duration of the mooted £6bn revamp of the Palace of Westminster

Staff are moving into the Department of Health’s (DoH) new head office following a revamp by Willmott Dixon’s fit out arm.

The refurbishment of 39 Victoria Street - an 11-storey building over 9,000m2 - in November 2016 and now allows for hot desking and standing desk areas. 

The project - procured through Scape Group’s Major Worls framework - see the department’s team relocate from their current office in Richmond House, Whitehall. 

This has been slated as a possible temporary residence for the House of Commons if the government presses forward with plans to renovate the Palace of Westminster.

Willmott Dixon said the new office space has been “attracting interest from other government departments as they look to adopt similar working practices”.

It is also carrying out the transformation of the Old Admiralty building on Horseguards Parade into new offices for the Department of Education.