Decision details

Future of Town Hall and No. 10 St. Owen's Street, Hereford

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree which of the presented recommendations, if any, offer a preferred way forward regarding the future of the Town Hall and 10 St. Owens Street and, to invite Cabinet to propose alternative recommendations for further development and consideration.



(a)  Subject to agreement of heads of terms by 31 December 2022, to transfer the freehold of the Town Hall and No. 10 St Owens Street to Hereford City Council or it’s nominee with the transfer to be completed by 31 October 2023, and in the event that these deadlines are not met to complete an option appraisal which will include disposal on the open market;

(b)  the Director Resources and Assurance be authorised, subject to consultation with the Cabinet Member for Commissioning, Procurement and Assets, to take all operational decisions necessary to implement the preferred recommendation.


Alternative options considered:

·       Dispose of the freehold of the Town Hall and No. 10 St Owens Street on the open market;


·       Invest in and retain the Town Hall campus.

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

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Andrew Husband, Strategic property services manager Email: Tel: 01432 383552, Sarah Jowett, Strategic Assets Delivery Director Email: Tel: 01432 383302.

Publication date: 29/09/2022

Date of decision: 29/09/2022

Effective from: 06/10/2022

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