IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (Council) doorstep: Council set to close ‘obsolete’ Kendal County Hall

Westmorland and Furness Council is moving services from Kendal’s County Hall after report indicated it needed £7.4m in repairs, reports BBC News.

image for illustration: County Hall, Kendal by Richard Kelly, CC BY 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

BBC News writes:

An inspection found Kendal’s County Hall to be ‘physically, functionally, environmentally and economically obsolete’.  The council is set to move its services from its historic County Hall after a report said it needed £7.4m in repairs…

… The hall was the headquarters of the former Westmorland County Council from 1939 to 1974 and also used by Cumbria County Council until a shake-up of local government in 2023.

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