Gallions Point Marina Ltd

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3127
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

To ask the Mayor what involvement the GLA had (if any) in the eviction of the staff of Gallions Point Marina Ltd from their business premises at Gate 14, Albert Basin Way, London, E16 2QY on 9 October 2018?

Answer

Gallions Point Marina Ltd

Gallions Point Marina Ltd

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA is bringing forward a comprehensive redevelopment of Albert Island into an industrial and commercial area including a boat yard. This redevelopment requires vacant possession of the site, including the space occupied until recently by Gallions Point Marina.

To this end, the GLA made a number of attempts to agree a settlement with the owners of Gallions Point Marina to vacate the site, including through mediation. As all attempts failed, the GLA had no choice but to take legal action. The Court process found in the GLA’s favour earlier this year, and an attempt to appeal the decision was rejected.

Notwithstanding the decision of the courts, the GLA continued to offer favourable terms to assist the owners of Gallions Point Marina in an orderly transition and handover of the site. These terms were rejected, and so High Court Enforcement Officers implemented the decision of the Court in October. The GLA is now in possession of the site.