STAFF at Harborough District Council are preparing to move into their temporary home this week.
The council has already started relocating some staff from its existing offices in Adam and Eve Street to the nearby Millers House premises in Roman Way, ready for the revamp.
But the big move will start today (Thursday), as the reception services are moved to the new offices.
There will be no face-to-face services at the council today or tomorrow while the move takes place.
The new-look reception and library will open at Millers House on Monday.
Reception opening hours will be 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with an exception of 9.30am on a Wednesday.
The library will open from 8.45am to 6pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 8.45pm to 5pm Wednesday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays.
The revamped headquarters building, which will offer retail space on the ground floor, the library and museum on the first floor and office for the district and county councils on the upper floors, is set to open in early 2014.
Council leader Mike Rook said: “This is a hugely exciting time. It has taken a lot of hard work to vacate such a large building, and it’s good that this temporary arrangement keeps the council offices close to the existing headquarters.
“When the redeveloped building is opened with new shops and businesses, café, and cultural facilities, it will be such an improvement and a real boon for the town.”
During the redevelopment, council and planning meetings will take place in the Three Swans Hotel in Harboroug, while the Lutterworth Pavilion will play host to executive and scrutiny meetings.