§ 129. Mr. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the cost of building the flats for metropolitan police at Peckham Rye; the cost per flat; the cost of the pram shelters and workshop which is provided on this estate; when the building was commenced; the contract time for completion; and when it is estimated the estate will be completed.
§ Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe
The tender accepted for the construction of the 24 flats which are at present being erected was £56,686, subject to the usual conditions about variation of costs of labour and materials. It was later decided to incorporate certain Civil Defence protective measures at an estimated cost of about £4,000.
The site cost £5,850, and site preparation, including the bringing in of services, cost £6,480. Exclusive of these costs and the cost of the Civil Defence measures, the cost per flat (including three sets of inspectors' quarters) on the 192W basis of the tenders is £2,091. The proposal to construct a building to provide pram shelters and a workshop is not being proceeded with.
The work began on 28th August, 1950. The contract period ends in June, 1952; the work is expected to be completed by the end of 1952. It is not known when the additional block of six flats, which is to be built on the site, can be started.