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Military Bases: Colchester

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to hand (a) the former Garrison Church, (b) the former Garrison Theatre and (c) the Victorian Gymnasium over to the developers of the Colchester Garrison site. (168886)

The former Garrison Church is expected to be handed over to the developers of the Colchester Garrison site on 3 December 2007. The Garrison Theatre, part of Goojerat Barracks, may be handed over at any time after 28 December 2007, in accordance with the contract. The Victorian Gymnasium has already been passed to the developer, subject to a lease back arrangement, pending the provision of new facilities under the terms of the Private Finance Initiative, when the old Gymnasium will no longer be required. The new facilities are expected to be completed by mid 2008.