NHS England has announced that it’s relocating its London office to Skipton House.
With the lease on its current office at Maple Street set to expire next April (2014), the commissioning organisation has decided to take up space in the central London building, which is currently occupied by the Department of Health.
Some of its staff are already based at Skipton House.
The move comes just two years after the Department of Health paid around Â£214,000 to refurbish sections of Maple House, according to public spending data.
It’s been confirmed by an NHS England spokesperson that the move to the new offices in London will save the commissioning organisation money, and that the money used to fund the Maple House refurbishment would be recouped, as it would result in lower building condition charges due to the building’s owner at the end of the lease.
Skipton House will also continue to be occupied by the Department of Health, whose lease expires in 2016.
Commenting on the move, the NHS England spokesperson stated: “Moving NHS England staff out of Maple Street to Skipton House will save a considerable amount of money.
“By consolidating our staff at Skipton House, NHS England will reduce its annual running costs by Â£1.05 million per annum from April 2014.”
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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