Chelsea old town hall - lease acquisition and fit out

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2014 159
Date signed: 
19 December 2014
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The MOPAC Policing and Public Access in London document identified Chelsea Police Station as a site which was unsuitable for operational requirements in the long term, and identified the need for new facilities nearby. It operates as a deployment base and contains a Contact Point. Subject to alternative locations being found DMPC approved the disposal and marketing of Chelsea Police Station in December 2014 [DMPCD 2014-133].
This paper proposes the acquisition of a leasehold interest at the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s (RBKC) Old Town Hall, investment in this site to fit it out, and the temporary relocation of the neighbourhood policing team to Pavilion Road until the Old Town Hall site works is completed. The Contact Point has been temporarily re-located to the Worlds End Safer Neighbourhood base.
The cost and terms of the lease are set out in exempt Part 2. The proposed investment is £325,000.

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to
1. approve the acquisition of a leasehold interest in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s accommodation at Chelsea Old Town Hall to meet the long term requirements for those teams based in Chelsea Police Station, on proposed terms as detailed in exempt Appendix 2,
2. approve the proposed £325,000 investment to fit out the site
3. approve the temporary relocation of the Chelsea Neighbourhood Policing Team to Pavilion Road Safer Neighbourhood base, and
4. note the temporary relocation of the contact point at World’s End Safer Neighbourhoods base on Kings’ Road until completion of works at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

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