Granby Community Hub
Granby Community Hub, London, E2 6DN
This property is one of five buildings that the council has designated as Community Hubs. The leasehold will be offered only to voluntary sector and other not-for-profit incorporated organisations such as registered social landlords.
Prospective tenants will be asked to submit proposals for operating these premises as community hubs, together with the council’s prospective tenant information form.
These proposals will be assessed by the council and will be a key determinant in the decision making process. Full details are provided in the information pack.
The property is situated on the ground floor in Granby housing estate on St Mathew Row, off Bethnal Green Road. Lower density than other areas with some open space around. Mainly medium rise apartment buildings.
Close to secondary shopping on Bethnal Green Road with good transport links and Shoreditch High Street station is a few minutes away.
The property forms the majority of single storey stand-alone building of brick construction below a multi-pitch tiled roof.
There is a small extension to the side with pitched roof but linked to the main building by a flat roofed link.
It has recently been refurbished, consisting of double-glazed windows and doors. Approx. Nia – 427 sqm (4,598 sq ft) GIA – 513 sqm (5,522 sq ft.).
The community hub has
- three halls
- smaller community room space
- kitchen facilities, DDA accessible entrance and toilets
- free wi-fi
- secure storage for regular users.
Community and voluntary groups have priority for booking spaces within these hubs, ahead of private bookings.
The unit is available to let for five years term. The lease is to be contracted out of the landlord & tenant act 1954 part ii.
The council is seeking bids to ensure the maximum community benefit is secured. For more information speak to the voluntary community sector team on 020 7364 6916.
The rent is £64,372 pa.
The lessee will be eligible for 80 per cent Community Benefit Rent Reduction (CBRR).
The property is being marketed for use as a community centre to voluntary community sector organisations only.
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Applicants to make their own enquiries with business rates section on 020 7364 5010.
The successful party will be responsible for LBTH legal costs of £700 plus vat and surveyor’s costs of £700 inclusive.
Selection criterion for applications
Successful applicants must satisfy tower hamlets borough council assessment criteria set out separately in the community hubs information pack.
Community use only.
Available on request.
Granby Hall has been closed for public use since March 2020 to comply with Covid-19 regulations.
It was open briefly early in 2020 following a period of closure for repairs and improvement work to the building.
Prior to closure the premises were used regularly for a Somali elders lunch and activity club and by the Bentworth older people’s club.
The council has designated Granby Hall as a hub with a particular focus on activities to support the Somali community in tower hamlets.
A number of Somali led community groups have expressed an interest in using Granby Hall for their activities.
The council would expect the Somali focus for Granby Hall to be supported by and continued by the new leaseholder.
This would be alongside use by other local community groups, TRAs and residents.
Interested parties can view the premises by prior arrangement with facilities management team. Please call 020 7364 4084/2546 to arrange an appointment.
Further enquiries / information
Please contact David Freeman on 020 7364 6916 or Victor Oshinowo on 020 7364 2925.