Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed that Rotherhithe Police Station in Lower Road will be put up for sale in September, five years after a sell-off was agreed in principle by his predecessor Boris Johnson.
News of the latest sell-off attempt came in response to a question tabled by Andrew Dismore AM:
Of the police buildings closed and earmarked for disposal under the previous Mayor there are five that have been vacated and will be openly marketed for sale from September. The 5 properties are:
Belvedere Police Station
Rotherhithe Police Station
Greenwich Police Station
Olwen House, Loman Street
Douglas Webb Section House
Rotherhithe Police Station’s front counter closed in 2013 but the police contact point provided at Canada Water Library as a partial replacement is now itself under threat.
Last week Neil Coyle MP tweeted that he had attended the final ward panel meeting to be held in the Lower Road building:
Attended final ward panel this eve at #Rotherhithe police station. Troubled to see police struggle with local crimes including knives/mopeds
— Neil Coyle (@coyleneil) August 24, 2017