Issue details

Strategic Acquisition of a leasehold in Herefordshire and to award a facilities management contract post completion


To approve the strategic purchase of a site in the central ward within a defined budget (set out in appendix1) and to authorise officers, following appropriate consultation and due diligence, to proceed with the acquisition.


The proposed purchase will be a strategic acquisition which would support the council's policies in respect of economic growth and enable the council to plan for any future demand or development opportunity that may arise in line with the cabinet's county plan objectives.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Central;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/04/2020

Reason for urgency:
Opportunity to purchase site within a time limited period’

Restricted by: Paragraph 3;

Decision due: 18 May 2020 by Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Lead member: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Lead director: Chief finance officer, Director of Economy and Place

Department: Economy and Place

Contact: Joni Hughes, Senior Project Manager Joni Hughes Email: Tel: 01432 260598, Audrey Clements, Head of management accounting Email:


Political Consultation
Cabinet Member