§ 5. Mr. SOAMES
asked whether Mr. Norman Shaw's design for Regent Street Quadrant has been abandoned; whether in that case another design is being prepared, and by whom; and whether it is to be in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee that was appointed to report upon the subject?
§ Sir H. VERNEY
Mr. Norman Shaw's design was found to be not well suited to the traders' requirements and has had to be abandoned. Several designs for completing the Quadrant have since been considered, the latest one being by Mr. John Murray, F.R.I.B.A., the architect who has for some years advised the Commissioners of Woods on matters connected with the Crown Estates in London, and who designed the offices now occupied by the Commissioners of Woods. Mr. Murray's design for completing the Quadrant is believed to be in accord with the recommendations of the Committee to which the hon. Member refers, except in the matter of the height of the roof, which will be lowered.