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Chester Race Company to relocate
The Chester Race Company is to move into Cheshire West and Chester Council’s headquarters next month.
The business will be taking over about 7,500 sq ft of space on the fourth floor of the Chester building overlooking the racecourse.
Richard Thomas, chief executive of Chester Race Company, said: “This is an exciting step forward for our company. Our continued expansion and diversification has meant that we have outgrown our current offices. The HQ building is a perfect site for us to relocate to – overlooking the racecourse and in very close proximity.”
As part of its strategy to maximise income from its corporate buildings, the council is leasing available space to various organisations to make financial savings as part of a wider accommodation strategy.
David Armstrong, cabinet member for legal and finance, said: “Our accommodation portfolio must deliver value for money for the taxpayer. To make sure we can protect frontline services we will not overspend on our buildings, some of which have unoccupied space.”
He added: “It is important to make cost savings across corporate buildings if the council is to achieve its aim of bridging the £57 million financial shortfall in our funding by 2020.”
The announcement comes following Marketing Cheshire’s commitment to take space on the fifth floor.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s accommodation strategy aims to save £2.4m over the next four years. Read more
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