Decision details

Hastings office premises - New accommodation solution

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To note options and agree lease terms for a new office to replace Ocean House, Hastings. The Council’s lease ends in March 2023.


21.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item.




21.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


1)            approve the proposed lease terms of Cavendish House and Muriel Matters House, Hastings (the Properties), contained in the exempt report at a later agenda item (including the revised heads of terms for Muriel Matters House); and


2)            delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to approve the final lease negotiations and the signing and completion by the Council of the leases to the Properties and any related licences and other documents and take any other actions considered appropriate to give effect to the above recommendation, and to secure best value in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999.



21.3     As the landlord of Ocean House seeks to re-develop the site, alternative office accommodation needs to be found in Hastings. The proposed alternatives provide the required floor space, within current budgets, whilst reducing ESCC’s carbon footprint.


Report author: Peter Smith

Publication date: 27/07/2022

Date of decision: 26/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 26/07/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 04/08/2022

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