Decision details

Asset Rationalisation Savings

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Officers will submit a number of recommendations for relocation of services which will result in assets for disposal.




1)    That the decisions taken previously with regards to the closures of Huddersfield Library and Queensgate Market, as part of the preparation work for the delivery of the Cultural Heart, be noted.

2)    That the demolition of Perseverance House and West Town Family Centre, previously authorised as part of the Corporate Landlord Baseline capital programme, be noted.

3)    That approval be given to proposals in relation to Flint Street North Offices, Kirkgate Buildings and Riverbank Court, as detailed in the report, to achieve savings targeted for 2023/2024.

4)    That authority be delegated to the Service Director (Development, Growth and Regeneration) to implement the closures and undertake any works required to achieve the stated proposals and savings.

5)    That authority be delegated to the Service Director (Development, Growth and Regeneration) in relation to the use of the Strategic Asset Utilisation Investment Capital Programme line of the Council’s approved capital plan, as set out at paragraphs 2.16 to 2.18 of the considered report.

6)    That officers be authorised to investigate and develop the proposals for 2024/2025, as detailed in the report, and subsequently submit the proposals to Cabinet later in the year.


Report author: Joanne Bartholomew

Publication date: 15/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/03/2023

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