Construction work has begun on the Colindale site of the new office for Barnet Council.
Staff are expected to start moving over to the new 90,000 square foot office development in 2018, which the council hopes will save £1 million a year through reduced running costs.
The new offices are being built at the southern end of Bristol Avenue near its junction with Grahame Park Way. This will also put the council staff close to one of its flagship regeneration areas, and it is hoped this will help the Grahame Park Estate regeneration have a greater effect.
The new building will include a business hub in the ground floor for local start-ups.
Deputy Leader Councillor Daniel Thomas said: “I am very pleased to be here to see the buildings works for the new Barnet Council offices commence. This move will not only bring council offices closer to the community but provide new jobs and support to local businesses.”
Galliford Try are carrying out the construction work for the site which is being project managed by Re, which is a joint venture between the London Borough of Barnet and Capita.