Issue details

Development of the Guildhall Complex

Purpose of report: to secure Executive approval of the proposals to develop the Guildhall complex. The delivery of a comprehensive scheme of refurbishment and part redevelopment will facilitate: ongoing council use as agreed; the creation of a business club and serviced office venue with an associated cafe, and an independent riverside restaurant unit.

Members will be asked to approve the delivery of the scheme and recommend, for Full Council decision, the necessary financial commitment.

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: 06/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Decision due: 16/03/17 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Finance & Performance

Lead director: Corporate Director of Customer and Corporate Services, Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: David Warburton David Warburton 01904 551312, Tracey Carter 01904 553419 Email:

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
Planning LBC applications exhibited September 2016
Member presentation pre Full Council – 20 October 2016

Making Representations: Please contact report author.


Agenda items


  • Development of the Guildhall complex  


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