my post a few days ago, five more former Met Police buildings have been put up for sale with Knight Frank.
The buildings – four former police stations and one residential site – don’t appear on Zoopla yet (as the others did), but the sale brochures can be found here:
Bidding for all sites closes on 18 October.
UPDATE, 28 February 2014:
Slow to post this, but a number of other police stations went on sale with a bid date of 25 October last year. The sites were as follows:
I’ll be updating once more is known about the sales.
Former Hackney Central police station – one of a number of sites currently being marketed. Photo: Knight Frank
In March this year the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
announced that they would be closing a number of police stations as part of moves to save a forecast £60m, with 29 of the buildings to be sold off.
A few days ago I noticed that one of the sites earmarked for disposal – the former Hackney Central police station – had
gone on the market with estate agents Knight Frank, resulting in this story for the Hackney Citizen.
The turnaround between the police leaving the building and the site being listed for sale has been quick – less than a month between it closing its doors as a police station and the site being put up for sale.
And a quick browse on property site Zoopla turns up listings for a number of other former police stations which have been listed with similar speed:
Almost 300,000 mobile phones were stolen in London in the last three years, according to Met Police figures which set out the near-industrial scale of the crime.
The number of thefts leapt from around 82,000 in 2010 to 111,000 in 2012 – the equivalent of more than 300 phones per day.
And only those thefts reported to the police show in the figures, meaning the true number of phones stolen each year is likely to be greater still.
More than 45,000 mobile phones were stolen in Westminster alone in the last three years, with Camden and Lambeth the next worst affected boroughs with around 20,000 thefts each.