In pictures: Nottingham Council House
The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Graham Chapman, said they are looking at putting the Council House to other uses. It would include moving the coroners and emergency planning team here, as well the register of births, marriages and deaths.
The Council House opened on 22 May, 1929. The building is an icon of Nottingham. Two stone lions are situated either side of the entrance. This one is called Leo, the other Oscar. They were sculpted by Joseph Else.
The plans come as a result of the City Council's move to Loxley House. Inside the Council House is a grand staircase, columns and floors crafted from Italian marble.
Mr Chapman said, whilst other council buildings could get sold, the Council House will be safe: "There would be a riot if it was sold off. It's a building for the citizens of Nottingham."
The ballroom was, according to legend, inspired by the one at the Palace of Versailles. It is used as a reception hall for civic occasions and a way for the council to make money and pay for the building's upkeep.
The ceilings are highly decorated and finished with gilt. The light fittings are in the Art Deco style.
The dining room is used for smaller receptions. The walls are panelled in walnut and the fireplace is made from marble.
At the far end of the dining room is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
This is the Council Chamber where councillors gather for meetings.
The seating in the chamber is arranged in a semi-circle so that no-one is more than 26 feet from the Lord Mayor, who chairs the meetings.
The Sheriff's Room is much lighter than the dark wood panelled rooms. It is decorated in the Adam style.
The Lord Mayor's Parlour is oak panelled. The large walnut table was donated to the city by Raleigh when the factory closed in 2002.
The committee room is where council decisions are made by the Executive Board. A horseshoe shaped walnut veneer table dominates the room.
The visitor's book dating back to the sixties contains the signatures of Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher. For a guided tour of the Council House call 0115 915 5012 or e-mail email@example.com