Issue details

Remobilisation of City Hall

Following Government direction on 20 March 2020, City Hall was closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020 Cabinet confirmed that the venue would remain mothballed until it was both financially viable and safe to reopen.
In December 2020, City Hall was licenced to the NHS to be used as Vaccination Centre. The NHS have confirmed the venue will continue to be required as a vaccination centre until March 2023.
Wiltshire Council is now investigating the potential to remobilise the site as an arts, culture and entertainment venue after March 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on more than 1 Division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 11 Oct 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Military-Civilian Integration, Health and Wellbeing, Economic Development, Heritage, Arts, and Tourism

Lead director: Parvis Khansari (Corporate Director - Place)

Department: Leisure, Culture & Communities

Contact: Tamzin Earley, Arts & Funding Manager Email: Tel: 01722 434641, Paul Pritchard, Sports Development Manager Email: Tel: 01249 706452, David Redfern, Director - Leisure, Culture and Communities Email: Tel: 01225 713051.

Consultation process

Salisbury Area Board and key city stakeholders have been regularly updated.


Salisbury Area Board councillor, Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Creative, Salisbury BID, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Visit Wiltshire, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Service, Wiltshire College, Fisherton Mill

Agenda items


  • Remobilisation of City Hall