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New Ways of Working Strategy (East Kent region) and Proposal to acquire a Freehold to become an East Kent Key Office Hub

Approval by the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services for the Director of Property and Infrastructure Support to
1. Agree to the continued implementation of the New Ways of Working Programme in the East Kent region.
2. Agree terms and proceed with the acquisition of a key East Kent Office Hub under the New Ways of Working Programme and the disposal of any existing accommodation linked to this as appropriate
3. Delegate authority to the Director of Property and Infrastructure Support to finalise and agree the heads of terms for the acquisition and enter into all necessary documentation to deliver the Kent Key Office Hub

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Whitstable;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/12/2014

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Detailed commercially senstive information

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Bob Appleby, New Ways of Working Programme Manager 07791 374422 Email:


There will be a staff consultation and a detailed overarching communications plan has been prepared to support the ongoing Programme implementation. An initial Equalities Impact Assessment has been produced for the overall New Ways of Working Programme and this will be further supported by detailed Impact Assessments applicable to individual projects within the Programme

The over arching New Ways of Working Programme, previously known as the New Work Spaces programme was submitteed to the P&R Cabinet Commitee In October 2012. (Decision 12/01970 approved by Mr Gough on 1 February 2013 refers)

Legal implications: 14/00152


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