Albany Street former police station and HS2 (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2824
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

in relation to the now closed to the public Albany St police station, what does the Met/ MOPAC need the building for; how many officers and staff work there; and how many worked there 4 years ago; and when will you release the building to Camden  Council  as a site for replacement housing for HS2 demolitions?

Answer

Answer for Albany Street former police station and HS2 (1)

Answer for Albany Street former police station and HS2 (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MOPAC facilities at Albany Street support key operational functions for the Metropolitan Police Service and cannot be released at this time. MOPAC are aware of LB Camden's priorities and have previously worked with the Council releasing a former site owned by MOPAC in Drummond Crescent in relation to HS2 to support the relocation of a school. Where properties are surplus to operational needs MOPAC will continue to work across the London boroughs to release land and buildings for housing, affordable housing and free schools across London.  Recent sales of police buildings have led to the creation of 12,000 new jobs, 4,000 new residential units and 9 new schools.