Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership considers accommodation options0
The Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership has been considering the best option to meet its accommodation needs in the future.
Having looked at four possible options, an Officer Working Group has identified that the best one would be to have the majority of staff located in the current Civic Offices in Christchurch with a smaller Civic Hub to be built in Wimborne, and to dispose of the existing offices at Furzehill.
The Civic Offices in Christchurch would continue to provide customer services and retain the Christchurch Council Chamber.
The Wimborne civic hub would also house customer services, as well as a council chamber for East Dorset, community meeting rooms and a number of workstations for staff to use when working in East Dorset. Customer access will be improved by locating council facilities close to public transport routes and car parks.
The Partnership Board, which oversees the development of joint working between the two Councils, has agreed that this is the best option and has asked officers to prepare a report to go to each Council’s Resources Committee seeking approval to carry out further feasibility work on the preferred option.