News : New City of York Council Offices Take Shape
Dec 27, 2011 -- The clock is ticking down to the completion of work on York’s new council headquarters.
The latest pictures of how the project to transform West Offices in Station Rise, which was once a railway station, into a state-of-the-art home for City of York Council is taking shape were captured from the nearby Bar Walls.
Construction work is expected to be completed in September, after which the historic building will be handed over to the council for an internal fit-out.
It will ultimately house 1,400 staff and the authority’s main customer contact centre, and is expected to be fully open for business in March 2013.
The council has said moving to the new HQ will allow it to save £17 million over a 25-year period, as it moves from 16 bases to four.
The development is being led by York Investors LLP, which comprises S Harrison Developments and Buccleuch Property, with the refurbishment work being carried out by Miller Construction.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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