HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 cc129-30W
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.