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Issue details

Council Office Consolidation - KEY/22FEB16/04

Cabinet received a report, the purpose of which was to seek approval:

 

a)    To proceed with consolidating the Council’s back-office functions to Fletton Quays, authorising signing an appropriate agreement for lease and lease accordingly;

b)    To agree the principles of subsequently letting Bayard Place and the non-civic parts of the Town Hall (which would remain in Council ownership) for commercial use; and

c)    To agree associated decisions to deliver the project.

 

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED:

 

1.    To approve the Office Consolidation outline business case, confirming the move to Fletton Quays and retention of the civic core to ensure that the Town Hall continued as the heart of democracy in Peterborough.

 

2.    To delegate to the Corporate Director: Resources authority to conclude and sign an agreement for lease and lease for the new office development and associated car parking on Fletton Quays in conjunction with the Director of Governance.

 

3.    To agree the principle of letting Bayard Place for commercial use as part of the Council's office consolidation plans, and to delegate authority to the Corporate Director: Resources in conjunction with Director of Governance to progress legal agreements pertaining to these at the appropriate time in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Resources under paragraph 3.4.3 of Part 3 of the Constitution in accordance with the terms of his portfolio at paragraphs (j) in consultation with the Leader if appropriate and (m).

 

4.    To agree the principle of letting the non-civic core areas of the town hall for suitable alternative commercial uses, and to delegate authority to the Corporate Director: Resources and Director of Governance to progress legal agreements pertaining to these at the appropriate time in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Resources under paragraph 3.4.3 of Part 3 of the Constitution in accordance with the terms of his portfolio at paragraphs (j) in consultation with the Leader if appropriate and (m).

 

5.    To delegate to the Corporate Director: Resources authority to agree short term extensions to the lease for Manor Drive to support the timing of office moves, and the subsequent termination following those moves in conjunction with the Director of Governance.

 

6.    To delegate authority to the Corporate Director: Resources, in consultation with Director of Governance, to take forward contracts and arrangements as necessary to deliver the office consolidation as outlined in the report, including project delivery and capital works to buildings.

 

7.    To delegate authority to the Corporate Director: Resources, in consultation with the Corporate Director: Growth and Regeneration to further develop the business case, including reviewing options for commercial lettings of Council buildings, developing energy efficiency business cases and maximising income.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/01/2016

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 7 Mar 2016 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Peter Hiller, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Commercial Strategy and Investments peter.hiller@peterborough.gov.uk

Lead director: Executive Director Place and Economy

Department: Place and Economy

Contact: Duncan Blackie, Interim Assistant Director Property Services Email: dunan.blackie@peterborough.gov.uk; Tel: 01733 452538 Email: duncan.blackie@peterborough.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

 

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Sustainable Growth and Environment Capital Scrutiny Committee

Meeting Open to Public: n/a

Decisions

Agenda items

Documents

  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.  

 

 

 
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