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 Friday, 24 January, 2003, 11:27 GMT
New county hall scheme backed
Suffolk County Council HQ
The council debate the move in a closed session
A county council has backed plans to investigate moving its 1,300 workers to new headquarters.

Suffolk County Council, at present based at County Hall in Ipswich, is looking at a possible move to New Russell House, which had been earmarked for TXU Energi's new head offices.

But the administrators for TXU have been looking to sell the two-thirds completed building which was originally costed at 40m.

The move would see the council workforce - currently split between five premises - brought together in a single building.

Plan backed

A council spokeswoman said that because of commercial sensitivities the issue was discussed in a closed session of the council.

If the move goes ahead, the present headquarters of the authority could be used for the expansion of Suffolk College.

The plans were backed by a meeting of the full council on Thursday evening.


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