London Metropolitan University

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of The Earl of Clancarty The Earl of Clancarty Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have purchased 41–71 Commercial Road, Aldgate, which is currently part of the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, from London Metropolitan University; and if so, (1) when; (2) which department purchased that building; (3) what was the asking price; (4) how much they paid; (5) whether the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design is being instructed to vacate the premises, and if so, when; and (6) how they intend to use the building in future.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education purchased the Commercial Road site in the name of the Department for Communities and Local Government in June 2015. The site has been leased back to London Metropolitan University until August 2016, after which the site will be developed into a school building. The price paid for the site can be obtained from the land registry.

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