Sell off DEFA HQ at St Johns as a corporate office for private sector

Sell off DEFA HQ at St Johns as a corporate office for private sector

Relocate staff to vacant offices in Central Douglas.

Why the contribution is important

Thsi would save on travelling time and mileage costs for senior officers and politicians in attending most meetings which are in Douglas (15 mins each way), Boost Douglas Town Centre through more footfall at lunch times. be more accessible to staff as at hub of transport and public transport network , so reduce climate change impact.

by Sandalwood on April 19, 2017 at 04:44PM

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  • Posted by ManxVoter April 19, 2017 at 18:55

    By all means sell the HQ - but transfer DEFA into the IOM Biosphere at Knockaloe, don't move them to Douglas
  • Posted by Yukiyama April 19, 2017 at 18:59

    Sounds like Defa staff want back in Douglas. No free parking folks!
  • Posted by charlie April 20, 2017 at 14:17

    I take the complete opposite view to this. We should be selling off valuable office space in Douglas and stop renting space which has higher rates and rent, and move to out of town offices where the costs are lower and where the micro economies for the towns would improve. Take Castletown for example, plenty of office space for rent and would revitalise the town centre. Take Peel for example, ghost town by day as everyone travels to work in Douglas! DEFA's offices are, in my opinion, in the right place for the people they serve.
  • Posted by dpfellows April 21, 2017 at 19:37

    Charlie spot on!
  • Posted by ManxVoter April 24, 2017 at 11:18

    Sell all government offices - give 'em a laptop & ask them very nicely to work from home
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