Old Admiralty Buildings

Old Admiralty Buildings

Old Admiralty Buildings in 2013

Old Admiralty Buildings in 2013

5th May 2013

Old Admiralty Buildings

Whitehall, London SW1A 2AY
18th century

Description of Old Admiralty Buildings

The Old Admiralty Buildings is Grade II listed building complex in Whitehall, London SW1.

Home to Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The Old Admiralty Building has housed some of the most famous figures in history and literature, including former Prime Minister Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty, and James Bond author - and former naval intelligence officer - Ian Fleming, whose renowned ‘Room 39' was located inside the walls during World War II. It was also home to Admiral ‘Blinker' Hall's Naval Intelligence Department in World War I and later occupied by Lord Mountbatten when he became Fourth Sea Lord in 1950.[1]

The Department for Education is due to move in the building in 2017 after BAM Construct UK has renovated it. The relocation from Sanctuary Buildings in Great Smith Street will save the taxpayer nearly £19 million a year. The DfE has already cut its estate costs from £63 million to £45 million a year since 2010 and reduced the number of its properties from 12 to six.

BAM Construct UK www.bam.co.uk

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Charing Cross Underground Station
Bakerloo, Northern
Whitehall / Horseguards Avenue
12, 159, 3, 453, N109, N155, N3, N381, N53

News: (1)

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to refurbish the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building in Horseguards Parade into the new home for The Department for Education (DfE).

Procured under Scape Group’s National Major Works framework, the project is being led by fit-out specialists Willmott Dixon Interiors, which last year transformed the Grade II listed Commonwealth Institute in Kensington into the new home for the Design Museum.

The Department for Education Commercial Director and EFSA Director of Capital, Mike Green, commented: “The Old Admiralty Building is important for Government as a large and strategically placed freehold. By renovating and upgrading the building, we are maximising the value of this important heritage asset and providing a good home for the Department.”

The project will be delivered at the same time Willmott Dixon is rejuvenating another famous Grade II listed building, Alexandra Palace, with a team bringing back to life the east wing so it can become a major visitor attraction.

30/06/2017 13:44 by Buildington

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