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Issue details

The Guildhall – Detailed Designs and Business Case

Purpose of Report: To present Members with the detailed design, project costs and lease /financing proposals to secure the future of complex, through the delivery of a scheme of refurbishment and part redevelopment of Guildhall complex. This will facilitate ongoing council use as agreed, the creation of a business club and serviced office venue and associated cafe / restaurant units.

Members will be asked to approve the proposals, submission of planning and listed building consent applications and the proposed financing arrangements necessary to deliver the scheme.

This report was considered by Corporate and Scrutiny Management Policy and Scrutiny Committee on 13 June at the request of Group Leaders prior to its consideration by Executive on 14 July.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Guildhall Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/04/2016

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This report may contain an annex that may be considered in private as it contains Exempt Information as described in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Decision due: 14/07/16 by Executive
Reason: (Please note that this issue was considered by the Corporate and Scrutiny Management Policy and Scrutiny Committee on Monday 13 June 2016)

Lead member: Executive Member for Finance & Performance

Lead director: Corporate Director of Customer and Corporate Services

Department: Directorate of Customer and Corporate Services

Contact: Tracey Carter, Assistant Director-Regeneration and Asset Management David Warburton 01904 551312 Email: tracey.carter@york.gov.uk, David Warburton Email: david.warburton@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Residents Festival 30/31 Jan 2016.

Planning / Conservation / Historic England pre-application advice Jan – July 2016

Conservation Area Advisory Panel presentation 7 June

Public exhibition / consultation 8/9/10 June

CSMC pre-decision scrutiny 13 June

Making Representations: Contact report author


Agenda items


  • The Guildhall – Detailed Designs and Business Case  


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