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Sport England: Property

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) buildings and (b) land are leased by Sport England; and what estimate has been made of the value of these assets. (250255)

Sport England have advised that they do not own any buildings or land. The Sports Council Trust Company (SCTC), of which Sport England is a member and controlling shareholder, underlease the following properties:

1. 114 Cardigan road, Headingley, Leeds

The SCTC is the Superior Landlord on the above premises which is underlet to The National Coaching Foundation (NCF) with an annual rent of £51,000. This current underlease is due to expire in April 2009 and SCTC are in negotiations to renew this lease for a further four years. The superior lease expires in 2018. Sport England does not receive any of the rental income derived from that premises and are not party to the lease agreement.

2. Bisham Abbey

The SCTC rents out parts of Bisham Abbey including the Abbey, Sports Centre and external areas on the property to a total of 26 tenants which comprise of both sports club, associations and individuals. The total annual rent derived from these leases is £272,586. Sport England does not receive any of the rental income derived from that premises and are not party to the lease agreements.

3. Lilleshall

The Sports Council Trust Company (SCTC) rents out parts of Lilleshall to a total of four tenants which comprise of both sports clubs, associations and individuals. The total annual rent derived from these leases is £16,502. Sport England does not receive any of the rental income derived from that premises and are not party to the lease agreements.