HL Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 c222

In reply to The Earl of WEMYSS,


said: I have to state that, since the close of the last Session, Messrs. Leeming, the architects of the new Public Offices, have been occupied in carrying out on their plans the alterations and amendments suggested by the First Commissioner of Works. These have now been completed and approved of. The models are now being proceeded with, and will be ready for inspection early next year. It is proposed to have two models, one on the same scale as the drawings, showing the whole plan; and the other on a much larger scale of a small section of the building, to show all the details of the architectural workings.


suggested that the models should be on such a scale as would show how far the new buildings would harmonize with the general character of the surroundings and neighbouring buildings.


My noble Friend is aware that there already exists a large model on a small scale, showing the whole area covered by Public Buildings about Whitehall and Parliament Street, which was made in 1878. The First Commissioner is at present considering how that model may be altered to show the new Offices in their position relatively to the Horse Guards and other Offices.

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