Image copyright Stockton Council image caption Council believes the project will make the city center less dependent on retail
A major downtown renovation has been revamped and is now expected to include a new recreation center, while hundreds of city workers will be relocated elsewhere.
Stockton Council announced in February its intention to replace ha In the street main with a £ 37million riverside park .
New Board Headquarters arewas originally planned in the area, but staff now appear to be based in Thornaby.
Councilors are to agree to the changes at a meeting next Thursday.
Under the revised plans, the Stockton Splash leisure center would be closed and replaced with a £ 15million facility at the south end of the High Street with a swimming pool and gym.
The building would also have a new one library, check-in desk, meeting spaces and customer service center, Local Democracy Reporting Service said.
Officials said they redesigned location f where council staff came after the Dunedin House, on the Teesside Business Park, has been put up for sale in recent weeks.
Nigel Cooke, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, saide that this was a "perfect opportunity ".
"This building is of a very high specification. It was the headquarters of the Teesside Development Corporation many years ago and was their showcase office. It is a fantastic facility. "
Councilors hope workers will cross the River Tees to the new High Street developments.
image caption The Dunedin home is large enough to accommodate hundreds of city workers, said the authority
Richard McGuckin, director of inner-city development council The development team, said that the urban park "remainedcentral to the authority's vision, but that business development at the southern end was important in boosting footfall in the city.
He added that there had been significant interest from private companies to locate in the area after plans for the waterfront park were unveiled.
The park will be three times the size of Trafalgar Square in London and is estimated to be completed in 2025.
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