Admiralty House contains residential accommodation for Ministers and the occupying Departments are responsible for relevant costs associated with each of the residential flats.
Expenditure on maintenance works (which include renovations, minor works and refurbishment) which were carried out on the non residential areas of Admiralty House is shown in the following table.
Expenditure 2002-03 2,295 2003-04 29,969 2004-05 158,235 2005-06 225,131
The increase in expenditure in 2004-05 was due to essential redecoration which is part of an ongoing programme of works required to maintain the fabric of a Grade 1 listed building.
The increase in expenditure in 2005-06 was partly due to the fitting of disabled toilets on the ground floor and the redecoration of the basement areas. These toilets were built in order to comply with accessibility requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Also included in this figure is the cost of redecoration works to the basement of the building and essential works to remove asbestos from the site. These measures are also part of an on-going programme of works.
Accurate figures for maintenance works prior to April 2002 are not available.