Decision details

Easthampstead House - Demolition Project Award of the Works Contract

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Transformation & Finance, Executive Director: Delivery

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the decision to award the works contract for the demolition of Easthampstead House.


That the Executive Member for Transformation & Finance approves the decision not to award a contract for the demolition of Easthampstead House.

Reasons for the decision:

The retention of Easthampstead House for a “meanwhile use” is now being pursued enabling the use of the site for new start up businesses. Therefore the demolition of Easthampstead House is no longer required in the immediate future.

Alternative options considered:

In anticipation of the final move of the Council to Time Square and the closure of Easthampstead House as a Council office in April 2018, a tender process was undertaken for the work of demolition. Seven tenders were received in February 2018. However, these are no longer binding on the bidders.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;

Wards Affected: Wildridings & Central;

Financial Impact: Savings on the running costs of Easthampstead House

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Resources

Other reasons / organisations consulted

By report


Borough Solicitor
Borough Treasurer

Contact: Kamay Toor, Interim Assistant Director: Property Email: Tel: 01344 355183.

Publication date: 22/10/2018

Date of decision: 19/10/2018

Effective from: 30/10/2018

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