Agenda item

Museum of London Proposed Relocation - update and funding request

Report of the Town Clerk.


The Committee received a report of the Town Clerk updating Members on the proposed relocation of the Museum of London and a funding request.


The Chairman highlighted that it was the duty of Members of the Markets Committee to safeguard the City’s Markets as working entities and that, if there were to be a request from the Museum relocation project for space on the ground floor area of the Poultry Market,  it would be up to the Markets Committee, after suitable assessment and consultation, to decide whether that space was now surplus to Market requirements.


In response to a question, the Chairman reported that the Museum of London was owned by both the GLA and the City of London on a 50/50 basis. Another Member added that the contractual obligations of the GLA had been discussed in full by the Policy and Resources Committee when they had considered this report earlier this month.


A Member reiterated to the Committee that he was of the view that the possibility of consolidating the City’s Markets on one site should also be considered going forward.


In response to a question from the Deputy Chairman, the Director confirmed that he and other Officers, including the Officer now appointed to manage the Project, had met with SMTA representatives regarding the relocation project and had established a good channel of communication with them as a result. Both sides had agreed that there would be ‘no surprises’ going forward.



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