Council slashes number of offices to cut costs and prepare for regenerationBy Becky Barnes
March 07, 2013
Three borough council offices will be slashed to two as part of the town’s regeneration and work to cut running costs.
Bracknell Forest Council will move staff from Seymour House, in Broadway, to Ocean House, in The Ring, this month while it invests £3 million on accommodation works at its Time Square offices, in Market Street.
Alison Sanders, director of corporate services, said: “The £3 million has been allocated in the budget for next year for refurbishment work at Time Square to allow the building to accommodate more staff.
“This will reduce the number of buildings we occupy and help progress town centre regeneration by releasing Seymour House.
“The work will be funded through the eventual release of two town centre buildings and the subsequent reduction in running costs, together with a £1.1 million contribution from the council’s available balances.
“At the end of the works the council will have only two town centre offices – Time Square and Easthampstead House.
“We hope the work can start in June and anticipate it to be completed in autumn 2014.”