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Staffordshire County Council names new headquarters

Staffordshire Place

Staffordshire Place

Staffordshire County Council has confirmed the name of its new headquarters.

The Stafford base will be known as Staffordshire Place and the authority hopes the new buildings will save around £250,000 over the next 40 years.

Council leader Philip Atkins said:

“We’re pleased to finally give the buildings a name. People have been watching them take shape but not knowing what to call them. Staffordshire Place reflects our one council approach and a forward thinking county. It will bring far more efficient working practices to the county council that will help us meet the challenges ahead. Doing this based in our old, inefficient buildings, scattered around the Stafford area would be far more difficult and expensive.

“By saving money, the new buildings will be freeing up resources which can be refocused on service delivery and outcomes. Staffordshire Place is also good for the economy. It will bring a significant number of new consumers to the town centre. Our former sites will also be made available for phased redevelopment. Some have already attracted considerable interest.”

Cabinet member for performance, assets and organisation Mark Winnington added:

“The name Staffordshire Place highlights the fact that these buildings are for the people of this county. They are public buildings which people will be visiting for a variety of reasons and they will provide a welcoming environment. They will also contain a new registry office, conference and meeting rooms which the public can use.

“Staffordshire Place uses the latest technology and replaces outdated and inefficient buildings. This is why it offers such good value for money for residents and the county council – saving us hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.”

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2 Comments

  1. Phil

    30th January, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Brilliant.

    What is it that Staffordshire County Council do again? Oh that’s right, shove a load of stones on the road every few years.

  2. mikeyboy

    31st January, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    it makes no sense that in the digital age they need the buildings so close together for better effiency , as for being for the people of the district to use your more likely to get people from stoke using it then you are people from lichfield & b’wood.

    load of rubbish