Take a look: Work in progress for new council offices

The new offices for Lowestoft Town Council are under construction. Picture: Conor Matchett

The new offices for Lowestoft Town Council are under construction. Picture: Conor Matchett - Credit: Archant

As work continues to renovate part of Hamilton House for Lowestoft Town Council, this newspaper got the chance to see the work in progress.

The main meeting room area. Picture: Conor Matchett

The main meeting room area. Picture: Conor Matchett - Credit: Archant

Since its creation the council has not had their own office space, having to rely on room bookings at the East Coast Community Healthcare-run building on Battery Green Road and at Waveney District Council's offices at Riverside.

Where the cafe/open space will be in Lowestoft Town Council's new office. Picture: Conor Matchett

Where the cafe/open space will be in Lowestoft Town Council's new office. Picture: Conor Matchett - Credit: Archant

However, work started earlier this year on the first floor of the building to turn it into a permanent home for the council.

One of the new meeting rooms at Hamilton House. Picture: Conor Matchett

One of the new meeting rooms at Hamilton House. Picture: Conor Matchett - Credit: Archant

Included in the layout is a large meeting room which will be able to be booked by community groups at a low cost, a clerk's office, another meeting room, a reception area, and a café/open space looking out towards the north sea.

The new offices for Lowestoft Town Council are under construction. Picture: Conor Matchett

The new offices for Lowestoft Town Council are under construction. Picture: Conor Matchett - Credit: Archant

The town council said the space is due to be ready for use for council business by July 4, with the first major event, the 40th anniversary of the Lowestoft and Plaisir Twinning Association on July 9.


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