EDDC moves from Knowle because it is an old building (although most of it is modern and big enough to meet all their accommodation needs) and moves to Exmouth Town Hall – an old building – all of it old.
And the reason given why the costs are rising?
Exmouth Town Hall is … an old building.
Which begs questions:
A. Did EDDC expect costs to be higher than they estimated when making their calculations to move?
B. Did EDDC expect costs not to rise when they made their calculations to move?
which of these two scenarios is the worst one!