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Coed Pella move could see council dispose of Bodlondeb HQ


March 05, 2024 - 435 views

Conwy Council's Bodlondeb office is being advertised shortly to gauge future interest in the property.

The Council is inviting expressions of interest from developers and occupiers. 

Councillors approved the Office Accommodation Strategy Part 2 last year and agreed that a Full Business Case should be developed, including detailed costs and potential savings, for locating all the Council’s office services at Coed Pella in Colwyn Bay.

As part of that process, the Bodlondeb office at Bangor Road in Conwy has been identified as suitable for redevelopment via a long lease. The Council is now able to advertise the building to the property market.

Situated within an established public park and woodland, the property could provide an opportunity for a hotel or similar leisure use.

Cllr Nigel Smith, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy said: “We’re engaging with the market to ensure the most sustainable opportunity is brought to the site and therefore to the town of Conwy.”
 
“We need to test the market to look at all options, but it’s important to note that we’re not seeking any formal bids or proposals at this stage. 
 
Cllr Smith added: “I’d also like to reassure the local community that the woodland, war memorial, cricket ground, tennis courts and children’s play area are not included in this proposal.
 
Public access will be also be retained in certain areas that are within the offered site.
 
The initial process involves inviting expressions of interest; informal discussions with interested parties to learn more about their proposals; and finding opportunities and issues. Avison Young are acting on behalf of the Council.

The feedback will be presented to the Project Board, and will help shape the next stage of the process and the Invitation to Tender documents.