Sanofi Laboratories

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0216
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As the London Enterprise Panel appears to have approved in principle the bid led by London Borough of Barking & Dagenham for GPF funding for the reuse of the excellent existing facilities at Sanofi's plant in Dagenham to create a science and technology park, is there anything the Mayor can do to facilitate this process, bearing in mind this project is time-sensitive as Sanofi will be leaving this site later this year, and will the Mayor accept an invitation to personally visit the site to experience at first-hand this unique regeneration approach?

Answer

Answer for Sanofi Laboratories

Answer for Sanofi Laboratories

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Enterprise Panel (LEP), which was set up to advise me on strategic investment to support growth and employment, has considered the bid and continues to support the principle of the proposal. Discussions will now progress with Sanofi over the acquisition of the site, and the LEP will continue to balance the full cost, benefits and risks of any GLA investment (including issues such as the acquisition price, refurbishment and operating costs and risk-sharing). Deputy Mayor, Kit Malthouse, visited the site on 26 November 2012.