Issue details

Office transformation programme known as New Work Spaces - 12/01970

Approval for the development and implementation of the New Work Spaces strategy. This includes agreeing the overarching strategy, the principles of key office locations and consequential consolidation, and rationalisation that can be achieved.

New Work Spaces links in with other corporate programmes such as ICT’s Unified Communications project, Customer Care Channel Shift and KCC’s Organisational Development Plan.

Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision

The decision facilitates the continued delivery of Change to Keep Succeeding by:

1.      ensuring that our working practices are in line with the needs of our workforce;

2.      ensuring that accommodation is fit for purpose and provides the right environment for staff;

3.      ensuring effective use of the estate and allowing rationalisation of the current core office estate.

·        The programme will significantly contribute to the £10 million reduction in property running costs required by 2014/2015.

·        May impact on the location of staff.

·        May require changes to working practices.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012

Decision due: Not before 14th Dec 2012 by Cabinet Member for Business Strategy, Performance & Health Reform
Reason: The press and public may be excluded for all or part of this item - for more information see full document

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Nigel Brown, Asset Development and Commissioning Manager Email: Tel: 01622 696970.

Consultation process



No requirement

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)


Key consultee groups


Start and finish dates of consultation.


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

There will be a staff consultation and a Communication Plan is being finalised.

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

An Equalities Impact Assessment will be undertaken as appropriate


Informing Only




Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting


No – 27.09.12


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?


Yes – Priority 1 – item 2.3


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?




Financial implications: Nigel Brown – Asset Development & Commissioning Manager PI&S 01622 696970 -

Legal implications: 12/01970

Equalities implications: N/a