Bristol City Council has agreed proposals aimed at breaking the deadlock over Westmorland House which has stood derelict for many years.
The council’s Cabinet of leading members, which met on 3 March 2011, agreed that if efforts to purchase the property through negotiated agreement with the owners failed, it would seek a compulsory purchase order (CPO) and a partner to re-develop the site with.
Watch the Cabinet discussion and decision (10 mins): Webcast of Cabinet meeting 3 March 11
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) recently agreed grant funding to assist the project.
More recently, ward councillors held a public meeting to enable the council to hear the views of local residents on how to develop Westmorland House.