Town Hall for the People
Today the Council's Executive Committee considers a report on the future of the Town Hall complex including the Central Library and St. Peter's Square. The buildings all need substantial work doing on them but there is an opportunity at the same time to vastly improve access to public services for Manchester residents by having a single "one-stop" reception area in the ground floor of the Town Hall Extension. We also have the chance to develop a new and better home for the Library Theatre Company, and transform St. Peter's Square into a world-class, pedestrianised (apart from the trams) public square. The aim is to ensure that this group of important buildings can continue to be the civic heart of the city for the next century and that has well as preserving our heritage they can provide 21st century services.