Norfolk County Council has revealed plans to update the interior and some of the exterior of its headquarters, the 50-year old County Hall. It is estimated that the total cost will be in the region of £22 million pounds. This is a long-term project that will be ongoing over the next 25 years.
The works will include electrical rewiring, updating the heating systems and improving the building’s insulation. Some repair work will also be required to parts of the structure’s concrete frame. There is also some asbestos present that will have to be removed.
The internal environment will be improved for staff, with some of the office space being made open-plan.
Some of the site’s roadways and paths are to be remodelled. This will create a need for some landscaping work to be carried out.
To cut costs to aid with the financing of the works the council is planning to close its other offices located in Norwich and move all staff to County Hall. It is estimated that this will save some £2 million pounds per year.
The full plan will be considered at a council meeting on the 23rd of this month.