Decision details

Updated lease arrangements for accommodation at the Performing Arts Centre, Mountfield Road, Lewes

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Renewal of lease with East Sussex College of rooms in the Performing Arts Centre for 20 years and underletting some parts back to the College to facilitate use by the music services, also on a similar lease for 20 years.

Decisions:

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

 

DECISIONS

 

32.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

 

(1) approve the surrender of the existing head lease of parts of the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) between East Sussex College Group and East Sussex County Council (as Trustee of East Sussex Music Trust). 

 

2) approve East Sussex County Council (as Trustee of East Sussex Music Trust) to take a new 20-year lease of the same accommodation at the Performing Arts Centre from East Sussex College Group on similar terms to the existing lease.

 

3) approve the grant of an underlease for 20 years (less one day) from East Sussex County Council (as Trustee of East Sussex Music Trust) to East Sussex College.

 

4) delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to determine the detailed terms of the head lease and underlease and take any other legal agreements considered appropriate to give effect to these decisions.

 

REASONS

 

32.3     The Council, as Trustee for the East Sussex Music Trust, to the lease arrangements set out in the report will enable East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to work with partner organisations to put in place the future arrangements for the PAC. These arrangements ensure continued delivery of the current service at no additional cost to ESCC.

Report author: John Tripp

Publication date: 20/09/2022

Date of decision: 20/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 27/09/2022

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