Contract Value: £Confidential
Client: East Devon District Council
Kensington Taylor were appointed by East Devon District Council to prepare a Feasibility Study and work with East Devon Council to relocate their existing Headquater offices currently located at The Knowle, Sidmouth, to a new site in Honiton.
The principal that informed the study, was to ensure that the relocation and rebuilding programme were cross-funded by existing site values within East Devon District Council’s ownership, without the requirements for borrowing or interim funding.
The initial feasibility study established the principal and potential within the agreed parameters. The opportunity was investigated, researched and established to create the new Headquaters in Honiton. Kensington Taylor assisted in the detailed brief proposals, in negotiation with East Devon District Council, to establish predicted staff numbers and requirements. including individual departments particular needs. A further study was undertaken with members visiting existing relevant organisations and confirming their particular requirements and aspirations for the new building.
A Masterplan Study was undertaken on each site, in Sidmouth and Honiton, establishing potential values, site parameters and uses.
A subsequent outline planning application was submitted on their current site at The Knowle for 50 residential dwellings and a 60 bed nursing home