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Office Buildings

Volume 932: debated on Friday 20 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will place in the Library photographs of each of the office buildings mentioned in his reply of 17th May to the hon. Member for Staffordshire, South West.

As the buildings are under construction, photographs are in most cases not available.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many new office buildings are scheduled to be commenced by the Property Services Agency during the next 12 months; and if he will list them, indicating their estimated cost and purpose and what they are replacing;(2) whether, pursuant to his reply of 17th May to the hon. Member for Staffordshire, South West, he will give brief details of each of the office buildings mentioned therein, indicating its function, method of construction, estimated completion date, what the building is replacing, and how many new personnel will be employed within it.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the office buildings already constructed by the Property Services Agency, indicating their cost and purpose; and what they have replaced.

This information is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, pursuant to his reply of 17th May to the hon. Member for Staffordshire, Southwest he will indicate by how much the estimated cost of each of the office buildings mentioned exceeds the original estimate.

The following table compares the latest estimated with the pretender estimates. The increases are due

Estimated CostPre-Tender EstimatedDifference
£m.£m.£m.
Bootle15·69·56·1
Heaton Street, Gainsborough0·20·2
Benton, Newcastle2·02·0
North Shields on Tyne0·10·1
Belle Vale, Liverpool0·80·8
Preston New Road, Blackpool5·75·7
Clarendon Street, Hyde1·21·2
Beaufort House, Harlow0·30·3
Durham House, Washington11·21·93·5
St. Dunstan's House, London B;1·91·9
Shipley9·69·8−0·2*
Watford0·80·8
Cathays Park, Cardiff1·417·6−0·2*
Tiverton0·10·1
Newquay0·10·1
Crownhill, Plymouth2·11·70·4
Princes Street, Swindon1·11·1
Llandrindod Wells0·70·50·2
Fiveways House, Birmingham6·55·11·4
Shrewsbury0·50·5
Church Hill Street, Smethwick0·60·6
Titchfield1·82·0−0·2*
Benhall, Cheltenham8·67·31·3
Norcross, Blackpool0·40·4
Bathgate0·60·6
Stranraer0·40·30·1
Wick0·20·2
Kirkcaldy1·00·80·2
Cumbernauld8·98·10·8
*Saving