Decision details

Outline Business Case for the Review of the Town Centre Office Portfolio (RCG31)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To apprise the Cabinet the outcome of the Outline Case (OBC) for the Re-development of the Town Centre Office Portfolio and to seek approval to proceed to the Final Business Case (FBC).


The Cabinet has considered an update on the  review work of the Council’s operational office town centre estate following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fundamental way in which this has changed the way the Council worked, and has:-


·         Noted the content of this report and work undertaken to date.

·         Noted the links to the Medium Term Financial Plan.

·         Approved progression to Final Business Case.

·         Approved the procurement of the delivery of the next design stage at a cost of £583,000.

·         Noted that a further report will be provided to the Cabinet towards the end of 2021/early 2022, reporting the outcome of the Final Business Case and Design/Construction Tender.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Significant expenditure or savings;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: yes

Decision Reference: CAB308

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: RCG31

Other reasons / organisations consulted

portfolio holder, CLT, CRMG Scrutiny

Contact: Charlotte Cordingley Email: Tel: 0161 474 4240.

Report author: Charlotte Cordingley

Publication date: 01/07/2021

Date of decision: 29/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/06/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/07/2021

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