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Mayor calls for transformation of large Met Police site

Wed 12th June 2013, 10:22 am

Boris Johnson has invited developers to submit plans to regenerate the 22ha Peel Centre training headquarters, owned by the Metropolitan Police, in Colindale.

The site is owned by the mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), and is to be the location of approximately 1650 new homes, retail units, primary school and a nursery.

The site will be the first major scheme in London to be procured through the new London development panel.

Johnson said: “This regeneration will create much needed jobs and homes to drive growth in a vital area of north London, as well as bringing schools and parks to a thriving new neighbourhood.”

Jane Bond, director of property services for the Met Police, said: “We are undertaking the most significant transformation of the police estate in order to reduce running costs whilst investing in modern facilities that are fit for our officers, staff and the public.

"The London Borough of Barnet has identified the Peel Centre site as one of the essential sites for the regeneration of Colindale in its action plan for the area, driving jobs and growth in the borough.”

The scheme is part of a wider disposal strategy by MOPAC to generate £87.9 million and save annual costs up to £9.8 million.

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