Derby City Council's Roman House to get new look

Artist impression of the new look Roman House
Image caption The council said the new refurbishment would aid the regeneration of the Friar Gate area

Derby City Council has announced plans to transform its Roman House building into a "high quality" office block.

Staff from the authority will move out of the building later this year when the city's refurbished Council House is reopened.

By improving Roman House, the council said it hoped to address a shortage of high quality offices available to companies in the city centre.

It now aims to attract a developer to work with on a "joint venture" basis.

Proposed improvements to the building, on Friar Gate, include a new entrance, lift, office suites and a re-clad exterior.

Paul Bayliss, leader of Derby City Council, said: "I am pleased this building will continue to be fully utilised after the council leaves and we will continue to encourage companies to come to Derby."

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