Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Foreign Office sells its British embassy in Bangkok for £420m



The Foreign Office has sold its British embassy in Bangkok for £420m, the biggest property sale in its history.

 
Money raised from the sale will be used to renovate other embassies around the world.


British diplomats in Thailand's capital city will move to a modern tower block in 2019.


The colonial-era embassy was built in 1922 when the British government bought the nine-acre site on the outskirts of Bangkok.


The Wireless Road compound includes its own tropical garden in a busy part of the capital, but large parts of the embassy have fallen into disrepair.





BBC          News.