Agenda item

Purchase of 35 Eldon Street (Cab.2.10.2019/10)




(i)        that the Group Leader Assets be authorised to formally agree terms for the private treaty purchase of the property;


(ii)       that post purchase the Service Director Regeneration and Culture be authorised to procure a demolition contractor and associated surveys for the site;


(iii)      that following the appointment of a preferred demolition contractor a further report be presented including the costs for demolition, site clearance and works required to support the emerging public realm and servicing strategy of the town centre;


(iv)      that on obtaining vacant possession of the property, the land and property be appropriated for development purposes;


(v)       that the Executive Director Core Services be authorised to complete the above transactions subject to all necessary planning permissions being obtained where necessary; and


(vi)      that the Service Director Regeneration and Culture be authorised to:


In compliance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules, and necessary for any aspect of the project and appoint the successful tenderers; and/or consider whether the works, services or goods can be provided in-house, subject to value for money considerations.