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Establishing an Investment Budget for a Strategic Commercial Acquisition

Meeting: 13/07/2017 - Executive (Item 23)

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The Assistant Director of Regeneration and Asset Management to present a report regarding an opportunity for the council to acquire the freehold interest in a portfolio of properties in the city centre that will ensure the ongoing maintenance of the buildings, support the economic vibrancy of the city centre and generate significant additional income to contribute to the increased budget income target set for the council’s commercial portfolio.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Executive:

                                i.       Recommends to full Council:-

the establishment of a capital budget of £15m, to be financed initially from borrowing, to fund the acquisition of freehold interest in a portfolio of city centre commercial property assets.

to agree that any future capital receipts not currently assumed in the Capital strategy, be allocated to fund the purchase, thereby reducing in time the associated borrowing related to the investment. This will be updated in capital monitor reports in the future.  

                               ii.       Agrees to bring back to Executive a due diligence report prior to completion of the acquisition.

Reason:    To ensure the ongoing economic vibrancy of the city centre and increase the income from the council’s commercial property portfolio in order to achieve budget targets.

Minutes:

[See also Part B Minutes]

 

Members considered a report which outlined an opportunity that had arisen for the council to acquire the freehold interest in a portfolio of properties in the city centre that would ensure the ongoing maintenance of the buildings, support the economic vibrancy of the city centre and generate significant additional income to contribute to the increased budget income target set for the council’s commercial portfolio.

 

It was noted that if the proposed recommendations were agreed and the subsequent bid successful, a due diligence report would be brought back to the Executive for consideration.

 

The long term opportunity to influence activity and ensure a vibrant, thriving city centre with a mixed economy was welcomed.

 

Resolved:  That a due diligence report be brought back to Executive prior to completion of the acquisition.

Reason:    To ensure the ongoing economic vibrancy of the city centre and increase the income from the council’s commercial property portfolio in order to achieve budget targets.


 

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