Update on County Hall
Flintshire County Council's Cabinet will be asked to approve the allocation of capital funding to progress the demolition of Phases 3 and 4 of County Hall in Mold and the wider site redevelopment activity.
The Council is preparing a number of pieces of work linked to the Mold Campus redevelopment together with the relocation of a large number of its workforce to Unity House in Ewloe.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Aaron Shotton, said:
"The project has a number of phases which will see staff relocated to Unity House, in Ewloe, and initially the demolition of phases 3 and 4 which are already empty. This will be followed by a programme of more detailed regeneration work for the whole site and, to achieve this, we will seek a development partner to assist us with the regeneration of the site post demolition of the building. This is an exciting time and a complex project which we feel sure will attract the right type of innovative and visionary partners.
"County Hall is an old building which has served its purpose effectively for many years. However, it's also an expensive building to run and the Council needs to look at all the options it has available to it to create efficiencies in this challenging financial climate. We have been undertaking a review of our corporate property assets for a while and we were always going to reach a point where our focus and emphasis would turn to County Hall. Our proposals for the site are ambitious and the work complex but the outcomes feed into our medium term financial strategy and will ultimately support and protect front line services."