Manchester’s Trafford Town Hall in the UK is being redeveloped in a bid to save the local council millions of pounds over the coming years.
The plans, secured Shepherd Developments, will allow the council to reduce the number of administrative buildings from six to one main building, reducing maintenance costs by at least £5m.
Without redevelopment, the Council would have to spend at least £34m over a 25-year period to maintain all its administrative buildings.
The plans for the redevelopment were designed by Manchester-based architectural firm 5Plus Architects.
The renovation project will include refurbishment of the existing Grade II-listed town hall and creation of 4,180m² of office space within three two-storey wings.
Additional plans include a new reception area and conference facility.
Work on the facility is slated to begin in mid 2011 with completion scheduled in 2012.