West Dorset District Council office relocation
In December 2012 West Dorset District Council downsized to smaller, greener and more modern offices at Charles Street, Dorchester. Read information about the offices and frequently asked questions here.
As part of its search for savings the district council has moved to more efficient offices to protect key services and keep council tax down. The move means:
Savings from day one with no increase to the district council's share of your council tax
Investment in Dorchester's town centre and support for the local economy
A more efficient district council
A fully accessible building in a central location for users of public services
A greener council
Moving from our old offices will also:
Free up many town centre car parking spaces previously occupied by council staff
Help create 600 private sector jobs once the Charles Street development is finished and increase retail spending in the town
Help the county council to provide a new library and adult learning centre
The new offices, named South Walks House, are now open to the public. Contact us.
- Reasons for the move
Information about why the district council moved its Dorchester headquarters from High West Street to Charles Street.
- Efficient and accessible services
The purpose built and accessible new offices will benefit service users and the environment.
- Wider benefits of the Charles Street development
The district council offices are only one part of the Charles Street development, which represents £60million of private investment into Dorchester.
- Frequently asked questions - new district council offices
Frequently asked questions about the district council's plans to move its Dorchester headquarters from High West Street to Charles Street.