Alperton tube station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2349
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I am advised that shopkeepers at Alperton tube station were forced to leave their premises over two years ago and that the premises are still empty.  How much revenue has TfL lost as a consequence of this decision? 

Answer

Answer for Alperton tube station

Answer for Alperton tube station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is working to improve the quality of its retail estate to both increase revenues and ensure stations provide the goods and services customers need. 

In December 2014, the decision was made to end leases on the retail units so that the public space outside the station could be improved and to refurbish the units themselves. The refurbishment work included preventing water damage to the units and reinstalling the traditional bronze shop frontage.

The combined rent generated from the former commercial tenancies at the end of December 2014 was c£43k per annum. All former occupied spaces are now let, except one which TfL expects to let shortly.

I have instructed TfL to examine how it carries out refurbishment works on its commercial units to ensure that necessary improvements can be carried out while allowing tenants to continue trading whenever possible, and that it takes vacant possession only where and when necessary for the works to take place.