How Many Offices Do The Welsh Assembly Own And Cost Of?

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Kenneth Thain

Kenny Thain
Machynlleth
8th June 2010

Dear Cyulliad Cenedaethol Cymru National Assembly For Wales

Dear Sir,
I understand that the Welsh Assembly has in excess of over 80 offices, both in the U.K. and other countries, and I wish to know:-

1. Exactly how many offices does the Welsh Assembly have under it's jurisdiction?

2. What Country any particular office is in......... i.e. 8 in Wales 6 in England 2 in Paris. 1 in Seoul. 1 in Munich. 1 in Hong Kong. 2 in Milan..................et. etc. etc.

3. Exactly how much does it cost in Salaries, Ownership of the Office, Rent........etc. etc. etc. to actually run each office per year? i.e. Paris £100,090 ? Seol £90,000 ? 1 in Timbucktoo £98,000 ? etc. etc. etc.

Best Regards
Kenny Thain

Kenneth Thain

Dear Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru / National Assembly for Wales,

Hello, as I understand it, by law you should have responded to my F.O.I. request by 6th July 2010.
Can you please advise me what the situation is now?

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Thain

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Request for Information – reference 4277
Thank you for your request which was received by the Welsh Assembly Government on 1 June. You wrote:
I understand that the Welsh Assembly has in excess of over 80 offices, many in different countries, and I wish to know:-
 
1. Exactly how many offices that the Welsh Assembly has under it's jurisdiction?
 
2. What Country any particular office is in......... i.e.  Paris. ( 2 offices, perhaps?)  1. Seoul. 1. Munich. Hong Kong. Milan..................et. etc. etc.
 
3. Exactly how much does it cost in Salaries, Ownership of the Office,  Rent........etc. etc. etc. to actually run each office per year? i.e. Paris £000,000 ? Seol £000,000 ?
 
I interpreted your request as asking for a list of all countries where the Welsh Assembly Government has an office and if more than one office, the number. You also asked for all associated annual running costs, including salaries, for each office.

In response to your first question, the Welsh Assembly Government’s administrative estate in Wales comprises a total of 72 properties (position as at end May 2010). Included in these figures are 10 properties which are predominantly held for specialist purposes.The number of properties outside of Wales and overseas currently totals 14.

In response to your second question, the following table provides details of the locations of the Welsh Assembly Government’s administrative estate and overseas offices.

CITY / COUNTRY
NUMBER OF PROPERTIES
Wales
72
London
2
Brussels, Belgium
1
New York, USA
1
Sydney, Australia
1
Beijing, China
1
Shanghai, China
1
Hong Kong
1
Mumbai, India
1
Bangalore, India
1
Tokyo, Japan
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
1
Munich, Germany
1
Milan, Italy
1

In response to your final question, the Welsh Assembly Government is not able to provide a breakdown by property of salary costs associated with the management of its administrative estate and overseas offices. However, the table below provides details of the annual out-goings based on expenditure for financial year 2009-10.

PROPERTY

LOCATION
ANNUAL OUT-GOINGS
(2009-10)
Cathays Park, King Edward VII Avenue, CARDIFF
WALES
£3,625,800
The Innospace Centre, The Courtyard, Letty Street, CARDIFF
WALES
£60,515
Plas Glyndwr, Kingsway, CARDIFF
WALES
£1,302,647
Brunel House, Fitzalan Road, CARDIFF
WALES
£699,718
Server Farm, 31-33 Newport Road, CARDIFF
WALES
£16,516
Floor 1, South Gate House, Wood Street, CARDIFF
WALES
£107,795
Llys y Delyn, 107 Cowbridge Road East, CARDIFF
WALES
£138,787
Ffynnon-las, Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen, CARDIFF
WALES
£782,155
South Wales Traffic Management Centre, Coryton, CARDIFF
WALES
£125,506
Ynysbridge Court, Gwaelod y Garth, CARDIFF
WALES
£112,337
Unit 22 , Llandough Trading Estate, Penarth Road, CARDIFF
WALES
£76,288
Part Floor 2 & 5, Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay, CARDIFF
WALES
£4,064
File Repository, Unit 1, Neptune Point, Ocean Park, CARDIFF
WALES
£255,590
1 Alexander Gate, Rover Way, Tremorfa, CARDIFF
WALES
£128,417
Units 4 & 5, Parc Nantgarw, Nantgarw, Nr CARDIFF
WALES
£215,165
Plas Carew, Parc Nantgarw, NANTGARW
WALES
£592,117
Ty’r Afon, Bedwas Road, Bedwas, CAERPHILLY
WALES
£742,837
Brecon House, Caerphilly Business Park, CAERPHILLY
WALES
£100,928
Unit 3C, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, CAERPHILLY
WALES
£174,984
Unit 3, Fairway Court, Treforest
WALES
£119,969
QED Centre, Treforest Industrial Estate, PONTYPRIDD
WALES
£231,343
Cwm Cynon Business Park, MOUNTAIN ASH
WALES
£128,863
Rhyd y Car, MERTHYR TYDFIL
WALES
£2,603,645
Unit 7 Castleton Court, Fortran Road, St Mellons, CARDIFF
WALES
£364
Suite 2 , Floor 3, Clarence House, NEWPORT, Gwent
WALES
£95,149
Floor 6, Torfaen CBC, PONTYPOOL, Gwent
WALES
£80,385
Block C Mamhilad House, PONTYPOOL
WALES
£78,604
Data Centre, CALDICOT* (See Note 2)
WALES
Not Available
Level 2, Brackla House, Brackla Street, BRIDGEND
WALES
£35,270
Part Ground Floor, 31 Old Field Road, Bocam Park, BRIDGEND
WALES
£82,043
Tawe Business Village, Swansea Enterprise Park, SWANSEA
WALES
£183,785
Ty’r Llyn, Clos Llyn Cwm, Swansea Enterprise Park, SWANSEA
WALES
£392,029
Llys y Ddraig, Penllergaer Business Park, SWANSEA
WALES
£116,928
Llys Tawe, Kings Road, SWANSEA
WALES
£137
Riverside Centre, Pipehouse Wharf, SWANSEA* (See Note 2)
WALES
Not Available
Government Buildings, Picton Terrace, CARMARTHEN, Dyfed
WALES
£234,359
Hill House, Picton Terrace, CARMARTHEN, Dyfed
WALES
£86,566
Beechwood Office, Beechwood Ind. Est. Talley Road, LLANDEILO
WALES
£50
Cedar Court, Havens Head Business Park, MILFORD HAVEN
WALES
£43,352
Winchway House, Winch Lane, HAVERFORDWEST, Dyfed
WALES
£50,789
Llanion House, Llanion Park, PEMBROKE DOCK. Pembrokeshire
WALES
£NIL
Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, BRECON, Powys
WALES
£32,171
Royal Welsh Showground Pavilion, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
WALES
£42,437
Plot 322, Royal Welsh Showground, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
WALES
£NIL
Plot 233, Royal Welsh Showground, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
WALES
£9,510
Spa Road East, LLANDRINDOD WELLS, Powys
WALES
£222,367
Ddole Road Enterprise Park, LLANDRINDOD WELLS, Powys
WALES
£67,545
Ladywell House, NEWTOWN, Powys
WALES
£267,674
Merchant’s House, 17 High Street, NEWTOWN, Powys
WALES
£26,109
Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, ABERYSTWYTH* (See Note 3)
WALES
£2,910
Y Llanfa, Aberystwyth Marina, ABERYSTWYTH
WALES
£259,085
Old Welsh School, ABERYSTWYTH
WALES
£219,204
Floor 2, New Dolanog House, Seven Road, WELSHPOOL
WALES
£33,744
Grosvenor Lodge, Grosvenor Road, WREXHAM
WALES
£113,256
Crown Building, Arran Road, DOLGELLAU
WALES
£6,481
Glan y Nant, Unit 19 Mold Business Park, MOLD, Flintshire
WALES
£492
Broncoed House, Broncoed Business Park, Wrexham Road, MOLD
WALES
£134,847
Bromfield House, Bromfield Industrial Estate, MOLD
WALES
£137,485
Unit 6, St Asaph Business Park, ST ASAPH
WALES
£113,153
Unit 7, St Asaph Business Park, ST ASAPH
WALES
£235,556
Unit 21, St Asaph Business Park, ST ASAPH
WALES
£76,130
Government Buildings, Dinerth Road, COLWYN BAY
WALES
£125,317
77 Conway Road, COLWYN BAY
WALES
£54,724
North Wales Traffic Management Centre, Morfa, CONWY
WALES
£38,626
Llandudno Junction Visitor Centre, LLANDUDNO JUNCTION
WALES
£32,687
Heulwen, Glyn y Marl Road, LLANDUDNO JUNCTION
WALES
£41,912
Llys Britannia, Parc Menai, BANGOR
WALES
£33,541
Llys y Bont, Ffordd y Parc, BANGOR
WALES
£NIL
WAG Fisheries Unit, Bangor University, ANGLESEY* (See Note 2)
WALES
Not Available
Government Buildings, North Penrallt, CAERNARFON
WALES
£230,758
Snowdonia National Park, PENRHYNDEUDRAETH, Gwynedd
WALES
£29,415
The Old Vicarage, Newry Street, HOLYHEAD
WALES
£12,519
Gwydyr House, Whitehall, LONDON
LONDON
£10,560
Wales House, Rond-Point Schuman II, B-1040 Brussels, BELGIUM
BRUSSELS
£214,810
New York, USA
USA
£236,364
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA
£46,065
CHINA (Beijing and Shanghai)
CHINA
£67,593
HONG KONG
HONG KONG
£34,563
INDIA (Mumbai and Bangalore)
INDIA
£72,896
Tokyo, JAPAN
JAPAN
£87,446
Dubai, UAE
UAE
£34,673
Munich, GERMANY
GERMANY
£46,789
Milan, ITALY
ITALY
£8,100
LONDON
LONDON
£76,474

Notes:

1.Annual out-goings detailed in the table above includes rent; rates; service charges; utilities; office cleaning and maintenance.
2.Property acquired post 1 April 2010. Therefore, costs are not available at this point in time.
3.Property acquired in-year. Therefore, costs do not represent full year running costs.

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Paul Sullivan
Head of Facilities Management