£2m upgrade for Manchester town hall

MANCHESTER City Council is facing a £2.2m bill for "urgent" repairs at its grade I-listed town hall.

The town hall extension and the neighbouring Central Library have recently undergone a major renovation, but the original town hall in Albert Square was not included in these works.

According to a council document prepared ahead of an executive meeting this week, the town hall, and Albert Square, have never had a "comprehensive repairs, maintenance and upgrade programme".

It added: "Earlier this year, in... For the full story register now for free or login below...