Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield City Council offices: Cost reviewed

A complete review of council office accommodation is to be carried out in Sheffield.

Current use is "not seen to be sustainable in terms of cost, use of space or on environmental grounds", the city council said.

A report will be considered by the cabinet on 24 August.

One proposal is to reduce the number of buildings occupied by staff in order to make savings through reduced rental and leasing costs.

A further option to be considered is use of the former government offices on Moorfoot as a core office building.

Councillor Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for finance, said: "There are a number of reasons why we need to make some significant changes to our office space, but doing nothing is not an option.

"Funding reductions mean we have less money to spend, while inflation would inevitably lead to our costs continuing to rise, even if we made no changes.

"By reducing the number of buildings we use, we will significantly reduce our carbon footprint, minimising our environmental impact."

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