MD1359 Direction to LFEPA – 8 Albert Embankment

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1359
Date signed: 
17 June 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) is currently overseeing the disposal of its former headquarters building at 8 Albert Embankment (8AE). LFEPA has confirmed (by letter dated 24 April 2014 to the Mayor’s Chief of Staff) that it will not implement its decision of 17 March 2014 to proceed to a disposal of the site on the open market, pending a decision from the Mayor on whether to direct LFEPA to carry out soft market testing through the London Development Panel (LDP).

The Mayor has now decided to direct LFEPA to carry out soft market testing through the LDP before any decision is taken on the appropriate method of disposal of the site. Relevant correspondence setting out the Mayor’s rationale for the direction is included at Appendix 1.

The Mayor’s covering letter is at Appendix 2 and the direction itself is included at Appendix 3.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice