HC Deb 02 November 1994 vol 248 c1151W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 7 March,Official Report, column 38-40, what is the total cost of the refurbishment to properties at (a) Montrose house, Glasgow, (b) Station road, Kettering, (c) Lambert house, Talbot street, Nottingham, (d) Crown Building, 55 Norfolk street, Boston, (e) Crown Buildings, 1 Queen street, Wellingborough and (f) Ladywood house, 45-46 Stephenson street, Birmingham.

Sir Paul Beresford

(a) Montrose house, Glasgow—planning on this project has not yet started and, consequently, no figures are available;

(b) Station road, Kettering—this refurbishment and fit out for government occupation, including the provision of full disabled access, cost Government just under £40,000 plus VAT;

(c) Lambert house, Talbot street, Nottingham—refurbishment did not take place;

(d) Crown building, 55 Norfolk street, Boston—this scheme, which did not proceed, was designed to accommodate a Government Department expansion which, in the event, did not materialise;

(e) Crown building, 1 Queen street, Wellingborough—Employment Service, the occupant of this building, is dealing with the refurbishment and improvements, however, planning is at a very early stage and no costs are yet available;

(f) Ladywood house, Birmingham—the Department's landlords, at their own cost, paid about £2.75 million to refurbish Ladywood house.