CHESTER’S town hall is to be transformed into a cultural and civic centre.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is to spend £2 million on the phased project designed to ‘breathe fresh life’ into the former local government centre.
The announcement coincides with the sale of County Hall to the University of Chester.
The £10m-plus deal will trigger the movement of hundreds of local government workers to the new HQ building by June 2010.
The council will soon announce its choice of consultants to undertake the study into a theatre and conference centre on the nearby Little Roodee.