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Hanover Lodge (Acquisition)

Volume 466: debated on Thursday 7 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether Hanover Lodge, Regent's Park, has now been acquired by Bedford College for women; and what proposals there are for the erection of new buildings there.

The Bedford College for women have acquired the existing Crown lease of Hanover Lodge and negotiations have been proceeding for the grant to the College of a new building lease for a term of 99 years under which the College will erect in the grounds of Hanover Lodge a students' hall of residence which—with the existing house which is to be retained and incorporated into the scheme—will accommodate 150 to 200 students. The new building will be stucco faced to harmonise with the other Regency buildings on the perimeter of the park. With the permission of the authorities concerned I have arranged for drawings of the scheme to be placed in the Tea Room. The drawings have been considered by the Royal Fine Art Commission, who have accepted the scheme subject to further consideration of the materials to be used for the roof.