Future plans for Sandown civic centre and barracks building revealed

The report to the Isle of Wight council Cabinet says it means the building will be able to be fully utilised as a community hub for the Bay area

Sandown civic centre

The civic centre and barracks building at Sandown is being considered for sale to the Isle of Wight’s NHS Trust – to be revamped as a new community mental health facility and wider health hub for the Bay area.

A meeting of the Cabinet of the Isle of Wight Council is being recommended to approve the sale when it meets next week (11th March).

NHS want to buy freehold
The building is currently only partly occupied for council use and is in need of major maintenance and refurbishment.

The council has been approached by the NHS trust to purchase the freehold of the building, with funding from NHS England.

The report to the Cabinet says it means the building will be able to be fully utilised as a community hub for the Bay area.

Other buildings on the site
The connected civic centre and barracks building is part of a larger council site in Sandown, which includes the Heights leisure centre and car parking.

The wider site includes Sandown Medical Centre, which contains two GP practices.

Former South Wight Borough Council offices
The civic centre and barracks building was formerly the main offices for the old South Wight Borough Council and more recently has provided accommodation for various Isle of Wight Council services, including revenues and benefits, housing, and parking services.

These services have been relocated in recent years as part of the council’s property rationalisation programme.

The report to the Cabinet can be found via the council’s Website.


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Thursday, 4th March, 2021 8:10am

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3 Comments on "Future plans for Sandown civic centre and barracks building revealed"

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Benny C

Excellent. Another mess for Ian Ward to wallow around in.

uosf9

It would be nice to be able to fully utilise the existing medical centre.

richardshanklinite

Why is this building in need of of major maintenance and refurbishment or dpes it mean someone chose the wrong coloured paint and flooring which soemone wants to waste more taxpayers money on? I suppose if you were about to sell your house you would state that in the details and wonder why you get less for it.