Council could move back to its Art Deco former offices
The Mr Leicester feature illustrating the former Municipal Offices in Charles Street in 1953 ("When council's stylish former HQ appeared in the spotlight", August 6) is a timely reminder that this notable Art Deco building, completed in 1938, was designed to accommodate certain municipal functions – a role which the building has long ceased to serve.
With the imminent replacement of the unloved New Walk Centre, it would be a nice idea if some of the city council's departments, in slimmed-down form, could again be housed in the former Municipal Offices.
Customer services could be housed in one of the ground floor shops, preferably a corner unit.
Other buildings which have been suggested to house a displaced city council are St George's Tower and the Mercury offices themselves.
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It would be desirable if the city council departments could be re-housed in as few buildings as possible, rather than in scattered premises as they were before they came together at New Walk Centre.
Keith Dickens, Leicester.