London SE1 community website

Council sells Harper Road offices for residential development

London SE1 website team

Southwark Council says it expects a "substantial capital receipt" from the sale of the former children's social services offices in Harper Road.

Council sells Harper Road offices for residential development
The former council offices at 23 Harper Road

The sale of the building – close to the junction of Harper Road with Borough High Street and Newington Causeway – was agreed by Southwark's cabinet on Tuesday.

The buyer's identity has not been disclosed but the council has said that the new owner "proposes a residential development" for the 0.4-acre site.

"Southwark Council is committed to ensuring that we are securing maximum value for money for the residents of the borough," said Cllr Richard Livingstone, cabinet member for resources.

"Part of this work has included the accommodation review that we agreed in November 2010 that has resulted in reducing the number of buildings that the council operates from.

"One of the buildings identified for sale as part of that process was the former children's social services offices at Harper Road."

The council received more than 150 enquiries from prospective buyers.

• More details at

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.