Eviction of creative businesses from Old Gasworks, Fulham

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3036
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The 120 creative businesses in the Old Gasworks, Fulham have received notice that they are to be evicted by the end of the year. What support - if any - is being offered to these business owners by the GLA?

Answer

Answer for Eviction of creative businesses from Old Gasworks, Fulham

Answer for Eviction of creative businesses from Old Gasworks, Fulham

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers in my Culture and Planning teams are working closely with the tenants, the applicant and the Council to identify alternative accommodation in the local area.

In my Stage 1 comments on the current planning application for the redevelopment of the site, I asked the applicant to commit to providing affordable workspace for arts and cultural uses within their scheme.

This could facilitate the tenants to moving back to the site once the commercial space is ready for occupation.