HC Deb 09 August 1907 vol 180 cc570-1

To ask the First Commissioner of Works whether Post Office buildings, other than the General Post Office, are being constructed, or are about to be constructed, of reinforced concrete; and, if so, how many, and where; whether the estimates for any such Post Office buildings show any material economy compared with Post Office buildings erected with ordinary materials; and, if so, what is the extent of the saving, approximately, per cubic foot of building.

(Answered by Mr. Harcourt.) The other buildings being constructed, or about to be constructed, of reinforced concrete are—

  • The Manchester Principal Sorting Office.
  • Birmingham: Store Building.
  • London: Western District Post Office.
The approximate savings are 20 per cent.