Redcar and Cleveland Council's town hall site for sale

Eston Town Hall. Photo: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Image caption The town hall was opened in 1961

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is saving millions of pounds by selling its "outdated" town hall base.

Eston Town Hall, opened in 1961, has been one of the council's main administrative buildings, but it has a £2.4m backlog of major repairs.

The council decided the best option was to pull the building down and put the 3.4 acre site up for sale.

Employees who previously worked from the Fabian Road base have already been transferred to other offices.

Councillor Norman Pickthall, said: "Given the reduction in council staff over the last two years, it makes sense to vacate the town hall and utilise our other buildings more effectively."

The move is part of the council's drive to generate cash by disposing of buildings and land that are surplus to requirements.

Leader of the Council George Dunning said: "The town hall has served us well over the years, but it is time to move on and the council will still be retaining a strong presence in the Greater Eston area."

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