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County Council announce plans for new £14m office in Linby and revamp of Arnold and Carlton buildings


Nottinghamshire County Council is set to invest in offices in Arnold and Carlton and create a new £14.7m ‘flagship’ building at Linby.

The office refurbishments and construction scheme are part of a £28m ‘masterplan’ unveiled yesterday by council chiefs.

The plans reveal new Council offices will be built as part of the new village at the site of Top Wighay Farm outside Linby.

Carlton’s council offices have also been earmarked for a revamp.

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It was also revealed that Council officers will remain at Sir John Robinson House in Arnold, despite earlier proposals to locate staff elsewhere. Part of the building will be leased out to help generate income for the authority.

County Hall in West Bridgford is to be redeveloped to house more staff as part of the scheme.

The council have said the five-year strategy ‘aims to modernise Council offices, create more carbon neutral buildings and also generate income by leasing buildings with higher running-costs’.

PICTURED: Farmland will be used for the new development outside Linby

They also said that the plan will introduce an annual £1m saving in running costs and cut down travel time for residents by bringing services closer to them.

The strategy will be discussed and is subject to approval at the Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 12.

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Nottinghamshire County Council leader, Councillor Kay Cutts, MBE said they want the scheme to deliver the best value for residents. 

She said: “We are investing in Nottinghamshire.  These plans will benefit communities across the county and bring opportunities for growth and improved services in the long term.

“These plans will save money and improve the quality of services and are essential to bringing  services closer to the residents who need them the most, wherever they live in our county.

“We have brought all our Council building plans together to look at this issue as a five -year masterplan as we want to create more energy-efficient, modern council offices.

“We are an ambitious, forward-thinking council and we owe it the taxpayers of Nottinghamshire to make this investment.” 

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  1. Carltons Council Offices? And these would be? Still waiting for the rest of the building sites we call Carlton to be redeveloped but obviously Arnold comes first…again!


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