January 16, 2012 Lutterworth Mail
MARKET traders could be moved to a new site at the back of Harborough Council’s offices as part of controversial new proposals.
The indoor Market Hall in Northampton Road would be leased to a major retail brand under the scheme, due to be considered by councillors on Monday.
The project would also see much of the ground floor of the council’s Adam and Eve Street headquarters turned into shops. The council offices would be moved to occupy a smaller space in the Victorian building, which would be extensively renovated.
The proposals, put together for the council by regeneration firm Willmott Dixon, would allow the museum and the library to remain on the site, with much of the latter moved to the first floor.
It is part of the wider Transformation Project at the council, which is aiming to save £3m over the next five years by changing the way it operates. If councillors vote in favour of the proposals on Monday a detailed business case for the scheme will be put together.
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