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POLICE STATION, Chelsea

Client: Private Fund

PROPERTY TYPE

Police Station

DURATION

4 years

LOCATION

Chelsea, London

NO. OF GUARDIANS

42

CLIENT

Private Fund

Client Case Study – Police Station

Situation

A former Metropolitan Police Station in a prominent, central London location had a history of squatting since it was vacated by the Metropolitan Police. It was also in a state of disrepair prior to LOWE taking occupation. The property required a significant investment from LOWE to ensure it was suitable for guardian occupation. The property also had a large empty business rates liability on the property. 

Police Station, Chelsea

Solution

  • Works included rewiring the electrics to ensure NICEIC certification was in place and the installation of a new fire system to cover all rooms within the property.
  • Essential fit-out of showers, kitchens and bedrooms.
  • Additional works to create a communal space that can be enjoyed by all guardians.
  • 35 vetted guardians occupying the property to provide a 24-hr coverage of the property. 

Police Station, Chelsea

Outcome

  • A cost neutral solution that saved our client substantial fees that would have been incurred on conventional security measures.
  • Successful removal of the business rates liability on the property with LOWE paying the council tax.
  • Provision of affordable housing in an otherwise unaffordable area.
  • A well-managed, secure property while the property goes through the re-development process.

Police Station, Chelsea

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