Size of the Council House

The building had to house the following departments: Town Clerk's, City Engineer's, Waterworks, City Treasurer's, Rates, Medical Officer's, Weights and Measures, Education, Electric Light, Gas and Police, plus Council Chamber, Committee rooms and Lord Mayor's Parlour.

The Town Hall was to house some 1,500 people (300 in galleries) and include a caretaker's home. Today's Council certainly could not fit into one such building!