Goring building sold as part of council cost-cutting drive

MULBERRY House in Goring, formerly used by West Sussex County Council’s Occupational Therapy Service (OT), is being sold as part of the council’s cost-cutting drive.

The property was on the market at a price in excess of £300,000, and estate agents Henry Adams told the Herald on Tuesday (August 21) that Mulberry House was now under offer.

A county council spokesman said: “Mulberry House used to be used by the Occupational Therapy Service and OT Connect, but it was not used for working with customers.

“The service moved out at the end of November, 2011.

“OT Connect is now based in County Hall North while OT managers are based around the county including at Centenary House, Worthing.

“Hence, there has been no impact on clients.

“The closure was part of the county council’s drive to rationalise administrative accommodation and drive down costs, thereby producing annual savings to the council as a whole.

“This was not a service saving. There will be an annual savings based on reduced energy use and water, etc.”