Harrow to sell surplus property

In a move echoing that by LB Hammersmith & Fulham, LB Harrow has announced it is to sell of surplus property to raise cash.

The properties include park keeper’s cottages and a dilapidated former day centre. The council is reported to be aiming to raise around £8million after the cabinet committee approved the disposal of a number of premises across the borough at its meeting on September 14. Andrew Trehern, the corporate director of place shaping, will handle the sales.

The Harrow Observer says that a report to the meeting outlined the properties concerned, and said: “There is no council-identified alternative use and the properties are not considered suitable to be retained for investment. The proposed disposals will generate a significant capital receipt, reduce back log maintenance capital liability and produce revenue savings.

Anmer Lodge, a former day centre will be sold once planning approval for redevelopment has been obtained. The Brember Centre, in Brember Road, South Harrow, another disused day centre, will be put on the market immediately, along with land adjacent to Byron Neighbourhood Resource Centre in Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, and land at junction of Canning Road and George Gange Way, Wealdstone.

There are a number of private homes in the list, mot were park keeper’s cottages.

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