Report on Cube spending goes public

A version of the scrutiny report on the cost of the Corby Cube, which ran millions of pounds over budget, has now been made public by the borough council
A version of the scrutiny report on the cost of the Corby Cube, which ran millions of pounds over budget, has now been made public by the borough council

A version of the scrutiny report into the escalating cost of the Cube in Corby has been made public.

The report was commissioned at the request of councillors who were concerned at the mounting cost of the civic hub.

It was reported that an additional £11.8m was needed on top of the £35.3m which had already been spent on the building, which houses Corby’s library and The Core theatre.

As the full report contained commercial, financial and legally-sensitive information, Corby Council made a declaration that a public version would be issued.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “We made a commitment to issue a public version of the Cube report and this has now been carried out.

“The public version contains all material as originally drafted unless it has been deemed absolutely essential, on advice from independent solicitors, to remove it in order to protect the disclosure of inappropriate personal and/or commercially confidential information.

“This is the council working group’s report and we are still fully supporting the Audit Commission in producing their own independent report.”

The Cube report can now be found on the council’s website at www.corby.gov.uk/document/corby-cube-public-report.

Any queries about the report can be sent to the council via a form which can also be found on the webpage.

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