We the undersigned call on Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to ensure that the former Kennington Road Police Station, which has already been listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’, is sold to Oasis Waterloo at a fair price to be used for the benefit of the surrounding community rather than becoming yet another block of exclusive luxury flats or corporate offices.
Keeping this vital asset in the hands of the community is hugely important, for today and for generations to come. Oasis will use it to create much-needed space for local people and groups, as well as essential children’s, youth and family facilities and activities – and to offer the Met Police a free ongoing community base.
An important part of the Mayor of London’s role is to promote social development, and improvement of the environment.
However, recent years have witnessed a disturbing trend in Waterloo. With a rash of luxury flats and hotels constructed in our community, many businesses and services increasingly cater to the needs of those that are passing through. All too often, this has been to the detriment of local people and the local community.
Rather than allowing the Kennington Road Police Station site to become yet another luxury or corporate development, we ask that it is sold to Oasis to ensure that it continues its life as a building of value to the whole community.