Decision details

Estates and Accommodation - Retention of Poole civic space

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To propose the design and layout for the Poole civic (vertical slice) and obtain approval for funds to commence remodelling works.


RESOLVED that: -

(a)          the retention of the Poole Civic vertical slice and use to accommodate the requirements of the Poole Charter Trustees and Dorset Coroners Service be approved;

(b)          the proposed budget set out in Appendix 2 be approved for Recommendation to Council.

(c)          the provisional scope and delegates to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader, final decisions in respect of the footprint of the retained section of the building, within the agreed budget allocation be approved;

(d)          Cabinet authorises the commencement of the procurement process and delegates authority to award contracts to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader and appropriate senior officers as appropriate, in accordance with delegated authorities and the council’s financial regulations; and

(e)          consideration be given to how use of the retained section of the building by community groups can best be accommodated outside of Coroner and Mayoralty hours, making appropriate and reasonable adjustments to the current proposal where necessary while accepting this use is secondary to Coroner and Mayoralty use.


(a)          Council approve the budget set out in Appendix 2.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder(s): Leader of the Council

 Environment, Waste and Cleansing


To maintain the civic presence in the historic Poole civic centre. To approve the budget and procurement approach required to successfully establish the ‘vertical slice’ of Poole civic centre for use by the Poole Charter Trustees and Dorset Coroners service.

Report author: Joelle Price

Publication date: 29/10/2021

Date of decision: 27/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/11/2021

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