Parliament Building

Amyas Connell and Thornley Dyer were asked to design the new Le gislative buildings for the British
Administration in 1963. After Independence the Legislative buil dings were renamed New Parliament
A difficult design problem arose with the Administrators who we re looking forward to a miniature version
of the Palaces of Westminster set in the centre of Nairobi. Con nell had to respect their views and
eventually provided a miniature version of the Big Ben Clock To wer – although
when completed it was the highest structure in Nairobi.
Later additions included the new Assembly Chamber, fitted
neatly on to the first stage building and reverting to Connell’ s
interest in Corbusian design.