Castle Court is up for rent to save money for Cambridgeshire County Council

11:38 11 February 2014

Castle Court. Cambridge.

Castle Court. Cambridge.

Archant

A Cambridgeshire County Council office is being put up for rent as part of proposals to save money for front line services.

The To Let signs have gone up at Castle Court in Cambridge as part of the County Council’s budget proposals and ongoing project to get the best value for money for tax payers.

Cambridgeshire County Council has to save around £149 million over five years, including £38 million in the current financial years.

By leasing out the building the council will be able to save hundreds of thousands of pounds that is being spent on the overheads for the site.

The income from the lease and the money saved will be used to help protect front line services.

Employees from the building will use other nearby offices, including Shire Hall.

The lease for Castle Court and Black Horse House offices on the Shire Hall site in Cambridge is being marketed by Barker Storey Matthews.

The boards show the availability of 4,600sqft to 84,000sqft of offices to let with alternative uses considered subject to planning.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Steve Count, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “In these times of having to find millions of pounds in savings it is right we squeeze every asset we have to help protect frontline services.

“This is part of a wider project of taking a closer look with public sector partners at all our buildings to see if they are being used in the best way.

“We are already sharing buildings with other councils and agencies to make it easier for people to access services while making savings.

“I have no desire to sell off the family silver so by leasing this building we will generate savings and still have an asset that we can sell if the time is right.”

0 comments

More news stories

park and ride map

Passengers using the park and ride into Cambridge city dropped by nearly three times the numbers predicted following the introduction of a £1 parking charge last year.

Yesterday, 16:05
Simon Weston, centre, with staff including principal Sue Freestone, left, and students at the prize giving event.

Falkland’s War veteran, author and charity supporter Simon Weston OBE was guest speaker at King’s Ely Junior School’s annual prize giving event in Ely Cathedral.

Yesterday, 15:50
Thomas Smith, Joe Repton and Annie Shepherd with Merry Monk owner Adrian Smith

Three young people are cooking up a future successful career for themselves by doing apprenticeships at a flagship pub restaurant in Isleham.

Emergency services called to overturned lorry at Thorney (PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescue)

A driver had a lucky escape after his lorry overturned on the A47 in Cambridgeshire.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition