Brentwood Borough Council is inviting residents to take a look at the plans for the Town Hall transformation which is currently underway. Displays showing the plans including the imminent Police move into the Town Hall lower ground floors, can be reviewed at the Pop Up shop exhibition in the Baytree Centre on Friday March 17 & Saturday March 18.
The Town Hall will see the creation of an “Hub” area for various community groups, together with residential development on the upper floors. To date a number of groups are already using the building including Family Mosaic, CAB and Mind.
Brentwood Borough Council Leader Cllr. Louise McKinlay, said:
“The changes make such better use of this substantial property which as residents know will shortly house Brentwood Police together with many community groups. We have a duty to maximise our assets to best advantage residents, and this project reduces the council’s overheads, freeing up funds that can be used for key services. A council is about much more than the building in which it sits. Times have changed since the Town Hall was constructed with technology and modern working practices reducing the need for an overwhelming property of this size. Exciting and ambitious plans are being realised which mean more efficiencies and initiatives that will enhance services all round for residents and maximise financial returns. The exhibition is a great opportunity for everyone to keep up to date with what is happening in and around Brentwood.”
Staff who have been working on the overriding plan for the Town Hall will be present to help explain the project. The two day Pop Up shop is the first time the Council has run an exhibition in this way and is being held together with the new launch of the Town Centre proposals.
Residents are welcome at any time from 11am-5pm on Friday March 17 and 10am-5pm on Saturday March 18 at Unit 36 in the Baytree Centre.