GLA Contracts with Chinese Companies

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th March 2021.

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How many contracts does the GLA have with companies that are based in China and please list them?

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The GLA has no direct contracts with Chinese companies. We do not hold records of the ultimate ownership of all companies we contract with.

We are however aware that ABP (London) Investment Limited is a subsidiary of a Chinese property company.

We have the following core agreements with them:

-Development Agreement for the Royal Albert Dock, which is between GLA Land & Property Limited (GLAP), ABP (London) Investment Limited and Dauphin Holdings Group Limited – this provides ABP with the development rights for GLAP-owned land in the Royal Docks. It was signed in May 2013.

- Lease relating to Phase 1 of Royal Albert Dock, which is between GLAP, ABP (London) Investment Limited and Royal Docks Management Authority Limited – this lease covers the completed first phase of the development and was signed in March 2017.

There are other leases between GLAP and ABP (London) Investment Limited in the Royal Docks relating to:

Compressor House – this is a lease over a small existing building in the Royal Albert Dock site which was signed in October 2013; a Temporary Car Park – this lease covers an area of the site that is being used temporarily as a car park to serve phase 1 – it was signed in October 2019;

Plots 10C and 10D – these two leases cover plots within the Royal Albert Dock development site which are permanent landscaped areas – they were signed in December 2019; a Temporary Energy Centre – this lease covers part of the Royal Albert Dock development site being used temporarily for an energy centre that powers phase one – it was signed in March 2017.