STRUCTURE: The primary care trust has carried out a headquarters accommodation review and, as a result, is re-locating some of its staff.

A review by the PCT over the last six months identified that its office space was under-utilised by an average of 30 per cent, according to a board report dating from 16 March.

The PCT’s chief executive Ann Sutton told the board: “As staff numbers reduce and without consolidation of the corporate offices, this under-utilisation will increase. In addition, staff currently travel across multiple PCT corporate offices for business meetings which is an ineffective use of staff time and resources.”

In October 2010 the executive team agreed that consolidation to the three largest, most modern buildings in the PCT corporate office portfolio – Brook House, Templar House and Kent House – afforded the “greatest flexibility for staff accommodation, efficient ways of working, value for money and reduced travel across multiple PCT corporate offices”.

A staff consultation was undertaken between 17 January and 17 February, which subsequently supported the move.

The report states: “The consolidation of staff to the three proposed corporate offices will commence at the beginning of March 2011, with the majority of moves being finalised by the beginning of April 2011.”