Conservatives running Brentwood Council are delivering a new “community hub” at the Town Hall.
The plans will see the Borough Council open its doors and share the Ingrave Road building, with the Police, CAB, Mind and other partners. There will also be space for businesses.
The Council has moved out of the building temporarily whilst construction takes place. The public reception area has been moved to the former registry office, located just in front of the Town Hall.
Council Leader, Louise McKinlay said; “It is great to see the project progress and get underway. We have exciting plans to share the empty space that we have at the Town Hall with other public and voluntary sector groups. The Police have moved in and they will be fully operational from the building from next month. Having them work alongside us, can only help us tackle issues together and strengthen delivery of many of our services.”
Once completed, the top two floors will be converted in to nineteen residential flats and it is expected that the income generated from their lease will help to fund the running of the large building, contributing towards costs and meaning more of taxpayers’ money can go in to running important services like weekly rubbish collections and paying to keep the streets clean.
The Town Hall is expected to fully re-open in late 2019.