HC Deb 09 May 2002 vol 385 c302W
Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what rent is being paid for the Golden Jubilee Office in 85 Buckingham Gate; what the prevailing average rent per square foot in the building was prior to this rent being negotiated; and which firm advised on the negotiations. [53956]

Mr. Caborn

The office at 85 Buckingham Gate was taken over from the Home Office at an annual rental of £165,000 net, as a result of the Machinery of Government changes. The DCMS were not a party to any negotiations on rent. The prevailing average rent for that particular building prior to this rent being agreed is not known, as this figure is a matter between the landlord and the former tenants. However, the rental figure was in line with the average market rent for the properties in that area. Lambert Smith Hampton, Property Management, acted for the Home Office in the lease negotiations.