Building work on the council’s prestigious development of hundreds of new homes on the site of its former headquarters office block, Taberner House, will not now start until autumn this year at the earliest, nearly two years later than originally scheduled.
The first scheme for the Taberner site: building of the revised project, including the 32-storey tower, won’t start this summer Planning permission for a residential scheme to provide 420 homes was granted in April 2014, but that was put on pause after the Tories lost control of the Town Hall at the local elections a month later.
The starting date for the build has since slipped from late 2014, as the Labour-run council binned the previous scheme and then took the project out of the hands of original developers, CCURV, its “regeneration partnership” with John Laing.
The council instead set-up its own development company. “By doing it ourselves through…
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