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.
Commenting 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.”