Herefordshire Council completes a move out of its Brockington HQ

Herfordshire Council leaves Brockington HQ

Herfordshire Council leaves Brockington HQ

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HEREFORDSHIRE Council’s “retreat from Brockington” is over.

Security staff are now the only presence at the council’s former HQ ahead of its sale.

Brockington, on Hafod Road,  Hereford has been the council’s base since its start in 1998. Previously it was the HQ for the former South Herefordshire District Council.

The council has shut Brockington down to cut accommodation costs. Staff working there have shifted to the council’s offices at Plough Lane, Blueschool House or the new “civic hub” based around Hereford Shire Hall and Town Hall.

Council meetings will now be held at either the Shire Hall or Town Hall.

Brockington’s future lies in development options highlighting the potential of the site to prospective buyers.

The building is expected to go on the market in October with expressions of interest being handled by the Bristol office of Connells Estate Agents.

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7:57am Wed 27 Aug 14

probono says...

How many consultants did this need ? How much new IT equipment and office furniture ? We need to know the total costs of the move, not the predicted savings.
How many consultants did this need ? How much new IT equipment and office furniture ? We need to know the total costs of the move, not the predicted savings. probono
  • Score: 6

12:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

DaveyJonesLocker says...

Once again, HC seem to be spending alot of money on themselves.
If only they put as much time, effort and money into the county, it may not be in such a mess.
Once again, HC seem to be spending alot of money on themselves. If only they put as much time, effort and money into the county, it may not be in such a mess. DaveyJonesLocker
  • Score: 8

3:21pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Herefordian07 says...

Just take a look at the plough lane offices, lovely new tarmac ramp and two sets of steps, a huge brand new glazed entrance and shiny stainless steel handrails, it loos like a gymnasium ! I would love to know how much it cost, I will bet it is an eye watering amount, never mind though it all comes out of our NNDR so it hasn't cost the decision makers a penny!
Just take a look at the plough lane offices, lovely new tarmac ramp and two sets of steps, a huge brand new glazed entrance and shiny stainless steel handrails, it loos like a gymnasium ! I would love to know how much it cost, I will bet it is an eye watering amount, never mind though it all comes out of our NNDR so it hasn't cost the decision makers a penny! Herefordian07
  • Score: 3

7:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

denon says...

Well herefodian07 I hope you never ned a ramp because you are in wheel chair.

Well done Hereford Council and herefordian07 hide your face in shame.
Well herefodian07 I hope you never ned a ramp because you are in wheel chair. Well done Hereford Council and herefordian07 hide your face in shame. denon
  • Score: -3

12:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Herefordian07 says...

Denon, before I hide my head in shame I will continue to push my wheelchair bound mother around Hereford, the point I was trying to make was they already had a ramp in situ since the Bulmer days so why destroy it to make a new one? The new access has been narrowed by the new handrails and it has made it very difficult for mobility scooters to navigate, go look for yourself before hurling abuse at others.
Denon, before I hide my head in shame I will continue to push my wheelchair bound mother around Hereford, the point I was trying to make was they already had a ramp in situ since the Bulmer days so why destroy it to make a new one? The new access has been narrowed by the new handrails and it has made it very difficult for mobility scooters to navigate, go look for yourself before hurling abuse at others. Herefordian07
  • Score: 5

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