Sessions House Phase III

The Sessions House Working Group was set up following the move of the City Council into the former Sessions House, a two storey Grade 2 listed building, in January 2015. It reports to the Assets Committee, and comprises four Council members and two members of staff. Its function is to undertake Phase 3 planning of the Session’s House development, which is to advise on the future use of the building in order to maximise its use by the City Council, the public and other interested parties.

Currently it has the following objectives:

By January 2021 to advise the Assets Committee on the most cost-effective use of the entire building with the emphasis being on its use as a community facility in addition to its use as Council offices.

By March 2021 to develop a plan to use every room in the building for an appropriate purpose, once it is not being used by Ely Museum staff as a temporary facility.