Northampton

Northamptonshire council's £43m offices get the go ahead

Plans to build an energy-efficient £43m council office, bringing 2,500 members of staff into one building, have been approved.

Northamptonshire County Council wants to move staff from 12 out-of-town buildings to Angel Street in Northampton.

County councillors approved the plans to build behind County Hall, currently a staff car park, on Tuesday.

The authority said it would save £54m over 30 years in maintenance costs.

The Conservative-run council would look to move out of buildings including John Dryden House, parts of the current County Hall, Riverside House and Century House.

Councillor Andrew Langley said: "This will save £54m over 30 years because the property costs on the 12 buildings are so high."

Detailed plans will be submitted to Northampton Borough Council.

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