Decision details

BCP FuturePlaces Ltd - Outline Business Case for Poole Civic Centre Site

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the options and outline business case for the future redevelopment of Poole Civic Centre.


RESOLVED that: -

a)               Approves the Outline Business Case for the former Poole Civic Centre site as set out in Appendix A to this report endorsing the recommended option contained therein;

b)               Ratifies previous report decisions to declare the asset surplus to requirements and notes the proposal to phase the redevelopment of the site to enable the hotel use to progress ahead of residential plans for the reasons outlined in this report;

c)               Agrees to pay FuturePlaces for its development advice and services and costs associated with the preparation of the outline business case totalling £250k, and to include the scheme in the Council’s Capital Investment Programme.


d)               Agreed to move the project to Full Business Case stage and commit costs estimated at £1.061m;

e)               Agrees that the needs of the Poole Charter Trustees will be accommodated within the redeveloped Poole Civic Centre and that a location for the Coroner’s Service will be progressed by the Council’s Transformation Programme - Assets and Accommodation Workstream.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth, Regeneration and Transformation


To contribute to the Council’s Corporate vision, specifically helping to create dynamic places, investing in the homes our communities need, and delivers against the Big Plan: Rejuvenate Poole and Act at Scale by delivering new homes for local people.

FuturePlaces was formed to ensure BCP Council has the capacity, expertise, and resources to drive investment in regeneration and unlock value from major Council owned sites; it will also enable BCP Council to ensure that we deliver new homes and create well designed, local neighbourhoods.

Report author: Sarah Longthorpe

Publication date: 10/03/2023

Date of decision: 08/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/03/2023

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