§ Mr. Wainwright
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works (1) if he will give the number of unused rooms in office buildings purchased or rented on behalf of the Government during the past four years;
(2) if he will state the number and names of office buildings, and the number of rooms and floor space in each building, in London, purchased or rented on behalf of the Government over the past four years.
§ Mr. Sharples
The following 35 premises, each with a net usable office area of 10,000 sq. ft. or more, have been purchased or rented in London by the Ministry of Public Building and Works over the past four years, in most cases to replace other premises. There have in addition been a number of smaller hirings. Premises acquired by the Post Office are not included. Information about the number of rooms in these buildings, or in buildings outside London, is not readily available.
Premises Net Usable Office Area (Approx.) sq. ft. St Christopher House, Southwark Street, S.E.1 400,000 Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Fulham, S.W.6 275,000 1–19, Victoria Street, S.W.1 175,000 State House, High Holborn, W.C.1 170,000 Alexander Fleming House, Elephant and Castle, S.E.1 170,000 Century House, Westminster Bridge Road. S.E.1 160,000
Premises Net Usable Office Area (Approx.) sq. ft. Eland House, Stag Place, S.W.1 110,000 Clements House (Part), Gresham Street, E.C.2 50,000 Keyworth House, Keyworth Street, S.E.1 35,000 Wellington House, Buckingham Gate, S.W.1 30,000 Millbank Tower (Part), Millbank, S.W.1 30,000 26, Park Crescent 30,000 Olympic House, Olympic Way, Wembley 30,000 1, Bridge Street, S.W.1 25,000 Lyon House, The Broadway, Wimbledon, S.W.19 25,000 283–287, High Holborn, W.C.2 20,000 Kemp House, 91–105, Berwick Street, W.1 20,000 6, Church Hill, Walthamstow, E.17 20,000 42–46, Weston Street, S.E.1 20,000 Irene House Annex, 218, Balham High Road, S.W.12 20,000 Scotland Green House, 624, High Street, Tottenham 15,000 Colindale Station House, 155–161, Colindale Avenue, Hendon 15,000 Prince Consort House (Part), 27–29, Albert Embankment, S.E.1 15,000 2–5, Cornwall Terrace, Regent's Park, N.W.1 15,000 Waterford House, 1–7, Waterford Road, S.W.6 15,000 3–9, Acre Lane, Brixton 15,000 Laford House, Leathermarket Street, S.E.1 10,000 Block E, Croydon Central Development, Rear of Park Street, Croydon 10,000 348–352, High Street, Sutton 10,000 Willen House, Bath Street, Fins-bury, E.C.1 10,000 St. Dunstan's House, 133–137, Fetter Lane, E.C.4 10,000 Fielden House, 10, Great College Street, S.W.1 10,000 4–9, St. Dunstan's Hill, E.C.3 10,000 Gracemead House, Woods Avenue, Hatfield 10,000 Ruislip Crown Building, 41–55, Windmill Hill, Ruislip Manor 10,000 Of this total of approximately 2.2 million sq. ft., about 80,000 sq. ft. are still being prepared for initial occupation, and about a further 5,000 sq. ft. is at the moment unallocated; the remainder is occupied or in process of being occupied.