Issue details

Endorsement: Council Building Accessibility Improvements

The County Council has a legal obligation under the Equalities Act 2010 to accommodate staff and visitors with disabilities.

 

A programme of works will be carried out at County Hall Chichester, Durban House Bognor Regis, County Hall North Horsham and Crawley library offices to ensure compliance and enhanced public duty.  Pending a possible change to the status of Centenary House, Durrington, works there will be limited to those that are the most critical in the short term.

 

The Cabinet Member will be asked to endorse the allocation of £2,200,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund to address accessibility improvements at the main Council Office buildings and £400,000 annual revenue that will be placed initially against the Director of Property & Assets budget.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/09/2020

Decision due: October 2020 by Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt jeremy.hunt@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Jeremy Rigby, Head of Facilities Management Email: jeremy.rigby@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 26460.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact.

Consultees

WSCC Disability Staff Group

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel. 033 022 22551

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Council that Works for the Community