Empty GLA Group properties (1)

MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many properties owned by each of (a) GLA, (b) MOPAC/MPS (c) LFEPA/LFB and (d) TfL are currently empty? Please break down by the GLA and functional body, and include properties being looked after by security firms, property guardians etc.


Answer for Empty GLA Group properties (1)

Answer for Empty GLA Group properties (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor


Excluding those properties where the GLA's interest is limited to a reversionary interest in 100+ years, we currently have 7 buildings vacant (Millennium Mills, Graving Dock Tavern, Georges Diner, Dock Manager's Office, Central Buffet, 1-3 Salamons Way and Manor Road Retail Park).


There 16 buildings in the MOPAC/MPS that are no longer required for operational use and are vacant. 15 are held under leases which are being surrendered.  The final building in Southwark has additional physical security provided by the MPS's FM suppliers and additional security inspections are being taken until the building is sold.

LFEPA contribution

LFEPA currently has seven empty buildings. These are:

Clerkenwell Fire Station (with 3 security staff)

Westminster Fire Station(with 2 security staff)

Southwark Fire Station and Southwark Training Centre (with 4 security staff)

Rear block at 8 Albert Embankment (with 3 security staff)

Mitcham Fire Station (with 2 security staff)

Basement premises at Brompton Road

Vacant cottages at West Hampstead fire station


TfL is committed to making the most of its property assets to contribute to a commercial development target of £3.4bn to reinvest in London's transport network.

The large number of properties in the portfolio means that the total number of properties vacant can vary over time as properties are returned, refurbished or re-let. TfL currently has 162 vacant properties from its estate of 2,500. Of these, 143 are commercial properties including retail units and arches which are either awaiting new tenants to move in, are being refurbished or are in the process of being marketed. The remaining 19 are residential units which are in the process of being refurbished or re-let.