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Property holdings to come under scrutiny at Suffolk County Council

PUBLISHED: 11:06 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:06 25 September 2017

Endeavour House is now shared with other public sector bodies. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Endeavour House is now shared with other public sector bodies. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Suffolk County Council’s property holdings are set to come under the microscope at this week’s meeting of the authority’s scrutiny committee.

It is to look at how the county manages the property it owns and how it works with other bodies to share office space.

In 2010 the county occupied 34 offices across Suffolk – and only four were shared with other bodies.

Now it occupies 18 offices – but 16 of these are shared with other bodies, mainly public sector organisations.

Landmark House in Ipswich is shared with the police, West Suffolk House in Bury St Edmunds is shared with St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils, and it shares the Riverside offices in Lowestoft with Waveney council.

The county council’s head office at Endeavour House in Ipswich is shared with NHS public health staff and now officers from Mid Suffolk and Babergh councils are moving into the building over the next three months.

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