General correspondence and negotiations with the LCC

Scope and Content

Negotiations on the agreement with the London County Council to site the National Theatre on the South Bank. Issues covered include access to the prospective theatre and the problem of car parking; agreements about exchange of the South Kensington site for the South Bank site; discussion about the form of lease; the rising of building costs and impact on National Theatre plans; size and boundaries of the site; negotiations with the LCC about O'Rorke's plans; comments made by stakeholders about draft agreement. Material in the file includes mostly correspondence between the solicitors Messrs Bircham & Co. on behalf of the Joint Council, Kenneth Rae and the LCC solicitors.


The material is arranged chronologically, with one folder for each year 1953-1963 inclusive, apart from 1956 and 1961-1962.

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