Limited repairs for £2 million

PUBLISHED: 10:51 02 February 2006 | UPDATED: 11:33 04 May 2010

A FIVE-year repair programme for the district council s headquarters could cost more than £2 million and add only another 15 years to its life expectancy. Health, safety and security issues could be addressed by spending £1.76 million but the figure would

A FIVE-year repair programme for the district council's headquarters could cost more than £2 million and add only another 15 years to its life expectancy.

Health, safety and security issues could be addressed by spending £1.76 million but the figure would offer only limited improvements to workers' facilities.

A further £458,000 would be needed for staff welfare issues at The Grange in Ely's Nutholt Lane and more funds would be required for roof repairs.

East Cambridgeshire District Council chief executive, John Hill, warned councillors that the figures revealed in two reports placed policy dilemmas on the council regarding the possible life expectancy of the building and any future review date for the council's office accommodation requirements.

The figures were put before members of the council's asset management committee who were told that an electrical installation survey would also be required.

Councillors, who have been forced to discuss the future of The Grange after a £14 million project for new offices at Angel Drove were rejected last year, decided to move the item forward to a later meeting.

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