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A multi-million pound project to put public services under one roof to benefit Bromsgrove customers is due to be completed at the end of the summer.

This means the scheme between Bromsgrove District and Worcestershire County Councils to create the hub at the former Parkside School, will see a slight delay.

When complete, Parkside will be home to the Bromsgrove Library, the register office, Job Centre Plus, Bromsgrove District Council staff and some Worcestershire County Council employees. There will also be rooms available to book for private functions.

However, because the former school is a listed building, some of the repairs discovered by developers Thomas Vale, will take a few weeks longer than anticipated.

District Councillor Rita Dent, whose portfolio covers the Town Centre said: “This ground-breaking joint project is an innovative use of space in a beautiful building and we want to make sure it is completed to a high standard.

“It forms an important part of this Council’s economic regeneration project to create a Better Bromsgrove and will deliver better services, locally, and save taxpayers money.”

The Parkside project is now due to be completed in August, with staff moves planned in August and September.

Worcestershire County Councillor Anthony Blagg, who covers the Bromsgrove ward, said: “The hub will not only put all these under one roof, making it easier for our customers to access, but makes a sustainable use of an important building in Bromsgrove, bringing more people to the town centre.”