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Decision details

Letting of part Civic Centre to Gedling Homes

Reference: D842

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To seek approval to enter into a lease with Gedling Homes Limited for part of the Civic Centre (shown edged red on the plan at Appendix 1) for a term commencing on 1st June 2019 until 1st May 2026 .

Decision:

THAT the Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation:
1)Approves the granting of a lease of part of the Civic Centre as shown edged red on the Plan at Appendix 1 to Gedling Homes. Such lease to commence on 1st June 2019 and shall expire on 1st May 2026;
2)Approves the Heads of Terms at Appendix 2
3)Delegates authority to the Service Manager - Property, in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, to negotiate and approve the form of the lease and agreement for lease;
4)Delegates authority to the Service Manager - Property, in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, to approve the grant of a licence for alterations subject to the Council contributing a maximum of £20,000 towards the works.

Reasons for the decision:

To create further synergies with a partner.
To reduce GBC liability for running costs at Civic Centre, to make a surplus which will be used to support GBC services and to reduce GBC’s liability in respect of Business Rates.
To improve the ease of accessing face to face services for residents of the borough.

Alternative options considered:

An alternative option would be to not let the space to GH. However, GBC have identified that such space can be made available for use by partners without impacting on the long term productivity of the GBC teams that will move to smaller spaces. In addition, not letting out this space would mean that GBC would not benefit from being able to reduce the amount that it pays in respect of the overall running costs of the Civic Centre and would not benefit from the colocation synergies identified with GH.
Another alternative would be to lease the GH Office Area to another partner. However, GBC has not identified any alterative partners, seeking accommodation of this size, with which colocation would be likely to be beneficial for its customers or services.

Publication date: 14/03/2019

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