Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has agreed not to buy the Land Registry building in Forest Road so that AXAPPP Insurance, the town’s largest employer can buy it. The insurer will now buy the building and move staff in when it becomes vacant in 2011. The insurer needs a suitable home for up to 800 new staff it hopes to employ, David Clarke says, "We look forward to completing the deal as soon as possible and to occupying the building on a phased basis over the next year. The acquisition will be a big boost to our plans to grow and develop our healthcare business and enable us to maintain our long-standing presence in Tunbridge Wells where we have been based for over 50 years."
What's better? Private or NHS healthcare?