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Department for Work and Pensions now based in council offices

Cllrs Long and Mellish welcome DWP staff to the borough council offices at King's Court

Published: Thursday, 29th March 2018

This week saw the relocation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) into the main borough council building in Chapel Street, King's Lynn.

The move is part of a government initiative, One Public Estate, to make better use of public sector buildings to reduce running costs while maintaining services.

The layout of the ground floor of King's Court has been changed to accommodate 6 public counters for the DWP, a range of interview rooms and meeting rooms, as well as preserving self-service facilities for both the council and DWP clients.

Julia Nix, East Anglia District Manager for the Department for Work and Pensions, said: "We are delighted that we have been able to co-locate with the borough council and look forward to continuing our positive working relationship with them. Moving into shared premises means that we can provide exemplar services while protecting the public purse."

Cllr Kathy Mellish, Cabinet Member for Facilities and ICT, added: "Staff here at the council and at the DWP have been working on this co-location project from some months. I am delighted that work has been completed on time and that we are able to welcome our DWP colleagues and their customers into our building. Our King's Court building is now home to the borough council, West Norfolk Health, West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group and the DWP, meaning that we are all able to reduce our costs while continuing to deliver services."

Opening hours are:

Borough Council and Department of Work and Pensions opening times
Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Department for Work and Pensions
Monday: 9am to 5pm Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4:45pm Friday: 9am to 5pm

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