HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c896W
Ms Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what art will be incorporated within his new headquarters on Marsham Street; and what resources have been allocated to art as(a) an overall figure and (b) a percentage of the final capital value of the new headquarters. [65069]

Beverley Hughes

This is a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project being carried out by Annes Gate Property plc for the Home Department. The current scheme design agreed by Annes Gate Property with Westminster city council includes provision for art as this was a key consideration in the planning application discussions. The indicative capital sum provided in Annes Gate Property's cost plan is approximately one per cent. of the total capital spend. The art element is generally integrated into the scheme and relates to treatment of external finishes, elements of the hard landscaping, external lighting and other items as detailed in the planning consent.