Decision details

Commercial Estate Refurbishment Programme

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To refurbish empty council owned commercial property and help to address the number of empty properties within Bath City Centre. Future rental income will help to support Council services. Properties will be refurbished so they are able to secure a sustainable income, safe for occupation, and reduce their carbon footprint where practicable.


To fully approve capital amounting to £740k from the provisional capital programme items Commercial Estate Investment Fund (£592k) and Commercial Estate Refurbishment Programme (£148k).

Alternative options considered:

The Council could do nothing but this would leave properties empty in town centre locations with ongoing holding costs and adverse public perception of the city.

Publication date: 26/02/2021

Date of decision: 26/02/2021