03 OCT 2010
This week EU officials will move into their new luxury London home, complete with bomb proof windows and a landscaped roof terrace
By Melissa Kite ¦ Telegraph
Bomb-proof windows, a landscaped roof terrace and luxury offices. This state-of-the-art headquarters for EU bureaucrats would not raise an eyebrow in Brussels.
But it is not in Brussels. It is in the heart of Westminster, in a building once famous for being Margaret Thatcher's headquarters.
This week EU officials will move into their new London home: 32 Smith Square.
Once the legendary Conservative Central Office, the large red brick building in the corner of the famous square close to the House of Commons is now called Europe House.
The European Parliament and Commission acquired the building for £20 million last year. Since then, £5 million has been spent revamping the building where Baroness Thatcher masterminded her greatest electoral triumphs.
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