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New look on the horizon for Gloucester City Council

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

Herbert Warehouse

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Visitors to Gloucester City Council’s Herbert Warehouse HQ will soon be greeted by a new look as £190,000 of refurbishment work gets underway there.

A temporary reception area has been set up at the nearby North Warehouse as the existing entrance will be out of action for around three months.

The council has come to an agreement with office provider Regus to use some of the ground floor space temporarily while works are carried out.

Councillor Paul James, Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “The existing reception area is no longer fit for purpose and doesn’t make most efficient use of the space.

“The works to the reception are part of our ongoing accommodation project, which has enabled us to reduce the amount of space we occupy as we slim down as an organisation.”

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  • Justica  |  January 28 2014, 7:20AM

    How different to my solicitor's office. Reception and general decor straight out of the 50/60's. Why is different from the City Council offices ? The solicitors would have to spend their own money and the City Council have this huge pot of other people's money for 'necessities' such as a shiny new reception !

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  • Phil J.  |  January 27 2014, 8:50PM

    Remember... we're all in this together!!!

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  • bellringer23  |  January 27 2014, 4:18PM

    £51,000 for a new job created by the Council last week, now £190,000 for refurbisment of the Counil HQ. Seems they have plenty of money to spend on themselves, but make big cuts in services and jobs. Gloucester City Council seems to like wasting money.

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  • Apothegm_  |  January 27 2014, 1:28PM

    That cost was carefully omitted from the GCC press release which was reprinted (verbatim) last week. Now we can see why: £190K would buy a perfectly-acceptable HOUSE. I wonder whether this will appear in Private Eye's "Rotten Boroughs" section, following this fortnight's shameful tale of a "better job for the girl-friend"?

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  • toadhall99  |  January 27 2014, 12:50PM

    In a time of cut backs to front line services and youth groups my mind boggles in how GCC can justify this amount a money being spent

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  • JemmyWood  |  January 27 2014, 12:06PM

    Did I just read that right? £190K????????????? what is the new reception area made of? ............Gold? So who is actually paying for this? GCC (us then) or Regus?

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  • billfoster  |  January 27 2014, 12:00PM

    If we have to ask Regus for permission does that mean we don't own (as tax payers) our own council building or is it just the North warehouse that was sold off?

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