Peterborough City Council set to agree £4m spend to refurbish Town Hall ahead of health trust move

Peterborough City Council are set to agree mult-million deal to refurbish the Town Hall to allow the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) to move into the historic building next year.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 3:16 pm
The Town Hall in Bridge Stret

The authority moved most of its operations out of the Town Hall last year, transferring to Sandmartin House in Fletton Quays.

Civic rooms including the council chamber will remain, but all the administration operations will be at Fletton Quays.

Now plans for the council to spend more than £4 million preparing for the health trust to move in are set to be discussed.

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In total, the works would cost £5,089,241.73 - with Peterborough City Council paying £4,064,007.67 and the health trust paying £1,025,234.06.

A final decision is set to be made on April 8, and if it is agreed it is hoped the works would be able to start a month later on May 6.

The current schedule would see work finished by January 6 2021, allowing the trust to move in shortly afterwards.

Some of the early work, including the demolition and strip out of the north side of the Town Hall, have already been completed.

RG Carter (Cambridge) have already submitted a detailed design that has been developed in conjunction with the

CPFT and the Council’s appointed design team.

The health trust team had been based at The Gloucester Centre in the Ortons. The land was sold as part of a £20 million deal to turn the land into a new residential estate. The deal also included the sale of a site in Cambridge.

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