Last week the keys were offically handed over for the new council office, No. 1 Guildhall Square. The new £25m building will house council and Capita staff. It is part of the wider regeneration of the Northern Above Bar quarter of the city, which will feature a new arts complex, heritage centre and include a refurbished Guildhall Square.
The city council is reducing its central buildings from 7 to 3 with the aim of saving money and improving working conditions for staff. Overall this rationalisation of buildings will save the local taxpayer about £700,000 per year.
The ground floor of One Guildhall Square will house Gateway, the council’s customer services centre which is set to open on 23rd August.