HC Deb 07 August 1913 vol 56 cc1776-8W

asked the Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will ascertain how many public buildings costing more than £15,000 have been designed by the permanent staff of the Office of Works since 1906, including only such buildings as have been built, are under construction, or have been sanctioned by the Government to be constructed; and if he will give a list of these buildings?


I am sending the hon. Member a list of fifty-three buildings, which are as follows:—London: South-Western District Post Office Enlargement, South-Eastern District Post Office Extension, Offices for Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, New Money Order Office, Holloway, Natural History Museum—New Spirit Museum, Threadneedle Street Branch Post Office Rebuilding, Public Trustee Office, Royal Mint—New Buildings for Die and Seal Department, *Land Registry Extension, Paddington District Post Office Enlargement, Western District New Post Office, South Kensington New Branch Post Office and Meteorological Office, Western District Parcel Office Extension, Great Scotland Yard—Recruiting Station, National Gallery Extension, Patent Office Extension, Royal Courts of Justice—New Courts, *Extension of Public Offices, Westminster, New Stationery Office, Museum Telephone Exchange, Victoria Telephone Exchange, North-Western District Post Office Extension, General Post Office East—Rebuilding, New Science Building, South Kensington, Superintending Engineer's Offices, Denman Street, Studd Street—Extension of Depot, Mount Pleasant—Sub-Station and Boiler House.

* Continuation of original scheme.

Provinces: Dover New Head Post Office, Eastbourne New Read Post Office, Leeds Head Post Office Enlargement, Bolton New Head Post Office, Manchester, Newton Street, S.O., Sheffield New Post Office, Birmingham New Telegraph Stores, Birmingham New Parcel Office, Bristol Head Post Office Extension, Grimsby New Post Office, Newcastle-on-Tyne Head Post Office Extension, Scarborough New Head Post Office, Blackpool New Head Post Office, Portsmouth Head Post Office Enlargement, Leeds Telephone Exchange, Huddersfield New Head Post Office, Carlisle New Head Post Office, Birmingham New Telegraph Factory, Northampton Head Post Office.

Scotland: Edinburgh—Courts of Law Extension, Glasgow Head Post Office Extension, Edinburgh Head Post Office Extension, Edinburgh Extension of Natural History Galleries and erection of Administrative Offices.

Diplomatic and Consular Buildings: Adis Abeba: New Legation House. Sofia: New Legation House. Constantinople, Therapia: New Consulate.