Brent sells town hall

old brent town hallBrent Council has sold Brent Town Hall on Forty Lane – their home for 80 years – to the French  Education Property Trust.

Brent Council is due to relocate to a new Civic Centre in the summer of  2013 (pictured below, under construction).  In advance of the move Brent Town Hall, a Grade II listed Art Deco building of in excess of 90,000 sq ft with a site area of approximately 5.3  acres, was marketed for sale by Colliers International.

brent civic centreCommenting on the sale, Cllr George Crane, Brent Council Lead Member for  Regeneration and Major Projects said: “The sale marks the beginning of a  bright new future for the council and represents  our commitment to the progression of our services and building a better future  for our community.

“We have worked to ensure the future of the building has been secured  and that the history, listed status and setting of the building is  respected.  It will make a fantastic space for FEPT who will bring a new  energy and life to the building through setting up a new school.”

Purchaser FEPT was represented by Somers Property and intends to convert the  building to a school.  Ambassador, SEM Bernard Emié said: “This historic building provides  an ideal space and enjoys the perfect location to house our future school,  which will enable us to increase the reception capacity of French secondary  education in London. Indeed, the project is very eagerly awaited by the  French community and all those who recognise the quality of French education in  London.”

Tiffany Forshaw, Associate Director at Colliers International said:  “Finding the right buyer for this iconic building was a challenge due to  its listing status and it’s a real achievement to be able to say that contracts  have now been exchanged.”

 

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