Norwich City Council’s planning committee has agreed £2.2 million repair and refurbishment plans for City Hall.
Proposals encompass essential repairs of our landmark historical building including repairs of windows and refurbishment of toilets.
They also include the removal of some internal walls and the reconfiguration of offices to enable more flexible open-plan work spaces.
Councillor Alan Waters, cabinet member for resources, said: "The money for this project is from a special budget for investment in buildings - it doesn’t take any funding away from our day-to-day services.
"This is a ‘spend to save’ project. If it is given the go-ahead by the government’s department for Communities and Local Government (CLG), it will mean we can bring the majority of our employees into City Hall.
"This will save money on other offices we currently use and will increase our ability to generate cash for city services by renting out vacant office space to partner organisations."
The plans will now be recommended for approval to the CLG’s National Planning Casework Unit. A final decision is then expected towards the end of June/early July.