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New future beckons for County Hall

15 June 2023

We're seeking ideas for alternative uses for County Hall in Matlock so that we can make the most of the historic building and bring a new lease of life to Matlock and the surrounding area.

As part of our County Hall options project, we've asked a team of advisors to seek expressions of interest from developers, hotel operators and others for their ideas for the future of the historic complex of buildings.

Our vision for County Hall involves transforming the current buildings, and the fabulous landscaped setting into a world class hotel and venue with spaces for local businesses, new homes for local people, a revitalised Winter Garden, and opportunities for the community to hold events, while maintaining office space for colleagues on the site.

We are in the very early stages of the exploring the possibilities and before any decisions are made on the future of County Hall, a full consultation will be held and any potential changes will also need planning approval.

More information about alternative uses for County Hall is available on the consultant's website.

We'll keep you updated with any further developments and in the meantime, work is still being undertaken to understand the current use of the County Hall buildings and what we might do with them in the medium-term.