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Decision details

The Proposed Purchase of Robinson Court and the Union Terrace Centre (formerly the Arc Light Centre)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To consider approval for the purchase of Robinson Court from York Housing Association (YHA) and to buy out YHA from their long term lease from the Council of the Union Terrace Centre.

Members will be asked to:
1) agree to the purchase of Robinson Court as outlined in the report.
2) agree to buy YHA out of their long term lease of the Union Terrace Centre.


[See also under Part B]


Resolved:  (i)      That the purchase of the freehold of Robinson Court for £610k be approved.


                   (ii)      That approval be given to buy York Housing Association out of their long term lease of the Union Terrace Centre from the council for £1.1m.


Reasons:   To:

·        provide the opportunity to maintain the level of hostel provision within the city;

·        enable consistent decision making processes across the hostel provision, with Cityof York Council acting as landlord / owner of each property;

·        ensure strategic priority is maintained through allocation decisions, with No Second Night Out, Severe Weather procedure and use of shared rooms where appropriate.

Report author: Tim Bradley

Publication date: 31/08/2018

Date of decision: 30/08/2018

Decided at meeting: 30/08/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 04/09/2018

Accompanying Documents:


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