15 September 2017

Grade II listed Civic Centre seeks alternative use as town centre plans get underway

As part of North Lincolnshire Council's transformation plans, to change the way it works and create a more flexible workspace for staff, the council is looking to find an alternative use for the Grade II listed Civic Centre in Scunthorpe.

North Lincolnshire Council

Lambert Smith Hampton, a Lincoln based office of national property consultancy is working on the council's behalf to find an alternative use for the building.

The move to Church Square House will bring council employees into the heart of Scunthorpe. This ties in with the council's ambitious plans to increase productivity, business performance, staff morale and staff engagement, which in turn will lead to the retention of a high performing workforce. The council is changing its workspace to be flexible, accessible and support agile way working. This will support different ways of working for the many different types of work the council does to support people and communities.

The council expects to use fewer buildings and use them more effectively - enabling better outcomes for people. The council recently announced plans to transform the town centre - part of a £60m regeneration scheme. The plans include moving employees to Church Square in Scunthorpe, next to the site of the new £5m Ongo Headquarters, where work is underway. A new University Centre, revamped library and lots more are also planned.