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City of York Council's new HQ takes a step forward

City of York Council's new HQ takes a step forward

9:48am 25th June 2010

Plans for City of York Council's new HQ has taken a step forward.

Council’s Planning Committee approved plans for a new headquarters and customer centre at West Offices.

The application, which was submitted by York Investors LLP, will need to be considered by the Secretary of State to achieve Listed Building Consent following an objection from the Victorian Society, who are statutory consultees. This process is likely to take approximately four weeks.

If the scheme gets the go ahead, the council could move into its new, central location at the end of 2012. 

 The move to new premises will support the council’s More for York programme of improvement and efficiency. 

As part of the new move, the number of existing offices will be reduced from 16 to four. It will enable the council to run its services from more modern, effective and sustainable accommodation, bringing significant savings, and will provide improved customer services from a new purpose-built customer centre.

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