A Hampshire County Council building in Basingstoke could be sold off after an accommodation review.

Dame Mary Fagan House, in Lutyens Close, Basingstoke, accommodates a range of services that support children and families but with many staff working off-site, some of it has already been let to partner organisations.

Now the council is considering offering the other floors for lease or even selling the building altogether.

Leader of the council, Cllr Rob Humby, said: “We have always carefully monitored the use of our offices to ensure they remain cost-effective, and to release savings whenever possible.

“This provides us with opportunities to further modernise and streamline our operations where it may be possible, but we also remain mindful of our role in the local economy, and the needs of local residents and our partners.

“Dame Mary Fagan House is a large building and following considered review, we are looking at how it fits our future needs. The services that we currently run from this building could be delivered very effectively through alternative accommodation in the Basingstoke area and made easier for people to get to.

“Our staff in the building are aware that they may relocate in future and are being kept informed as plans progress.

“We have always closely monitored our accommodation needs, and made changes to our provision in the past, ensuring relocations are made without disruption to local services or to our residents.”

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