Issue details

Mid Kent Key Office Hub

To deliver the new Mid Kent Key Office Hub under the New Ways of Working programme.  The decision links in with other corporate programmes such as ICT’s Unified communications project, Customer Services Strategy and KCC’s Organisational Development Plan.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/07/2013

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include details of commercial negotiations for acquisition, publication of which could prejudice the Council’s position in those negotiations

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Elizabeth Luxton, Operational Property Portfolio Manager Tel: 01622 696928 e-mail: e-mail: Tel: 01622 696928.


The overarching project ‘New Ways of Working’ of which this Hub is a part was previously known as the New Work Spaces programme and was submitted to the Policy and Resources Cabinet Committee in October 2012, and approved under decision 12/01970 by Roger Gough on 01 February 2013.

This decision cannot reasonably be deferred until the next meeting of the Policy and Resources Cabinet Committee as to do so would put at risk the best interests of the Council and therefore it will be reported retrospectively.  Local procedures for such circumstances will be applied.  All statutory requirements will be fulfilled.


In addition a full staff consultation will be undertaken.

All divisions and local Members within the Mid Kent area may be affected by the proposed decision


Financial implications: Lead officer: Elizabeth Luxton Estates team 01622 696928 Lead Director: Rebecca Spore, Director of Property and Infrastructure Support, 01622 221151

Legal implications: 13/00060

Equalities implications: Likely to exceed financial criteria and significantly change current provision and use of office accommodation.