Part of Upper Promenade Building at Former White Rock Baths
Decision Maker: Charity Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider use of the premises
The Assistant Director, Financial Services and Revenues presented a report to consider use of the Upper Promenade Building at Former White Rock Baths.
Part of the Upper Promenade Building of the Former White Rock Baths, known as The Hub, was let to Hastings Pier Charity but the lease was surrendered following them going into administration.
The Source (Hastings) Ltd have a lease of most of the remainder of the building and under the terms of the agreement they have a right of first refusal if the Charity lease of The Hub expires or ends. This is on the proviso that agreement of suitable commercial terms are agreed at an open market rent.
The Assistant Director, Regeneration and Culture, informed the Committee that the Coastal Users Group (CUG) are able to call on all Charity Committee agenda items to comment. The Committee noted that, although the group was made aware that this report could be found in the reports pack for this Committee meeting, the report was not called at the CUG meeting on 12 March 2019 and no comments were made.
Councillor Batsford proposed a motion to approve the recommendations in the report, seconded by Councillor Rogers.
That Charity Committee delegates to the Estates Manager in consultation with the Chair the authority to agree the final terms of the lease.
Reasons for recommendation:
The premises are currently vacant following Hastings Pier Charity going into administration and Source Park (Hastings) Ltd have a right of first refusal under the terms of their existing lease of other parts of the building.
Report author: Amy Terry
Publication date: 10/04/2019
Date of decision: 18/03/2019
Decided at meeting: 18/03/2019 - Charity Committee