Staff set to relocate to Yate council offices in money saving move

July 03 2016

A NUMBER of staff will move to Yate from Kingswood Civic Centre as part of a review into South Gloucestershire Council’s offices.

A NUMBER of staff will move to Yate from Kingswood Civic Centre as part of a review into South Gloucestershire Council’s offices.
The council’s resources sub-committee has agreed to press on with proposals to rent out part of the Kingswood building to a public organisation that has not yet been identified due to commercial sensitivity.
If the scheme goes to plan, the council will save more than £400,000 a year.
Council officers have been authorised to begin negotiations with the prospective tenant to take on a lease for the main part of the Kingswood complex.
That will leave a downstairs One Stop Shop, the council chamber, café and training rooms for the council to continue using.
 Back office staff will be relocated to the Badminton Road offices in Yate to occupy empty space there.
Council leader Matthew Riddle said: “I am pleased we have now given the green light for this innovative proposal, which will bring jobs into Kingswood and save more than £400,000.
“The money we save will help us maintain frontline services in a challenging financial environment.”