Decision details

Green Plaques to commemorate the centenary of GCHQ

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Sports, Culture and Community

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To establish if there is Cabinet Member support for three Green Plaques to commemorate 100 years of GCHQ.


That the nomination for a Westminster Green Plaque to commemorate the site of the first offices of GCHQ at Watergate House is approved in full.



As the first home of one of Britain's three intelligence agencies, Watergate House is a building of historical interest, and its status as a former top secret location forms a significant part of the heritage of the city. This year marks 100 years since the formation of GCHQ and a Green Plaque provides the opportunity to commemorate the important role it played in post First World War history. 


The Special Operations Executive (SOE) has a Green Plaque at 64 Baker Street.


Publication date: 13/02/2019

Date of decision: 13/02/2019

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