Residents may be pleased by the announcement that Lime Grove House will not become a Police Station, given the inevitable noise and impact on the “tone” of Havre des Pas of "Green Street Barracks". Where a new Police Station is to be built remains in doubt.
Certainly this is embarrassing outcome for the Council of Ministers and once again raises questions about their competence to manage governmental affairs.
Lime Grove House has been sitting empty for many years, primarily because of the owners’ inept business acumen. It was built just as the focus of financial activity shifted to the Waterfront “City” and was overpriced for then prevailing market conditions. The owners will no doubt be please to get rid of their white elephant. One cannot imagine what sort of financial services business would move there unless the terms were severely discounted. This makes it all the more galling that the Council of Ministers should announce a deal and then for it to fall through.
Egg on faces all round.