sell City Hall into the property market, to become a hotel or plush apartments.
Why the contribution is important
'City Hall' as a title set a lot of backs up. Despite the genuine intention to make it 'belong' to the citizens it misfired and is seen as an unwanted americanisation.
The Council simply needs office accommodation, far less floor area than it currently occupies in total. The cost of the building in energy consumption alone must be enormous, and it is not an efficient or comfortable building to work in.
Rationalisation of the council estate must surely be in progress, and this is a bullet that needs biting. My guess is that the voters will see it as a sensible move if the figures are set out for them.
Moving to a modern, purpose built office building, possibly mid-way between Marlborough St and Temple Meads, would be better for all employees, and a less intimidating edifice for citizens accessing council services.
by user345652 on November 27, 2013 at 11:17AM