HC Deb 20 March 1877 vol 233 cc197-8

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, now that the Knightsbridge Barracks are taken down and it is seen how insufficient is the space which will be left after the roadway is widened as proposed, the Government will not reconsider the question of the site for the new Barracks, the opportunity of improving Knightsbridge, and of making a suitable approach to Hyde Park Corner?


The contract for the erection of the whole of the buildings was entered into on the 20th of February, 1877, and the works have been already commenced. They are designed so as to occupy the ground, exclusive of the narrow strip which is to be given up for the improvement of the roadway, under agreement with the Metropolitan Board of Works. The scheme will not be reconsidered.