Refurbishment of TfL Commercial Units on Alperton Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0310
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How is TfL progressing with the refurbishment of commercial properties The shop units were due to be let by March 2015 but why after chucking out the local small businesses - some being there well over 20 years -  the shop units are still shut with no visible sign of any progress? When would the units be open for business and what prospects the former tenants have of re-occupying the refurbished units?

Answer

Answer for Refurbishment of TfL Commercial Units on Alperton Station

Answer for Refurbishment of TfL Commercial Units on Alperton Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL took the commercial decision to refurbish and reconfigure the retail units at Alperton London Underground station to provide larger shops, to both improve the appearance of the shops and to increase revenues to reinvest in transport.  During the last 12 months TfL has been working at Alperton station to determine the design and to seek planning permission to refurbish the retail units at the station. This includes work that could only be carried out once the retail spaces were vacant.

Planning consent to reconfigure the shops and restore the heritage shop fronts has now be received and main works are scheduled to begin shortly.  The shops will be marketed in parallel to the works.  The former tenants have been kept fully informed throughout the process and they will have the opportunity to bid for the shop leases once they come on to the market.