|Civic Centre office floors|
The space has been marketed by Colliers International who were also agents for the Brent Town Hall. Their advertisement can be view HERE.
Potential occupation has been limited by the fact that there is no public access to these floors and any access change would require additional expenditure. A report going before Cabinet notes that interest in leasing the space has also been expressed by Job Centre Plus and the Brent Clinical Commissioning Group. The latter would have advantages in terms of developing the working relationship with the Council. The VOA would be a back office operation with no 'public facing' role.
It is proposed that the space be leased for 10 years with a 5 year rent review and tenant break option.
Meanwhile Job Centre Plus has expressed an interest in property at 6 St Johns Road Wembley.
The report LINK notes:
Letting to the VOA also should significantly contribute to that [Property] savings target. It
is not commercially sensitive to note that it should save £80k annually based
on 2016/17 business rate figures, as these become the responsibility of the
VOA. However, it is important to note that these savings are predicated on the
2016/17 valuations and not the 2017/18 revaluation. Therefore, these savings
would likely be offset by a probable increase in rates.