Cllr. Bernard Theobald, the Conservative Leader of the Council, said there was no point in paying for a redundant building.
"We could use that area for car parking and that would increase our income.
"My view is it's a redundant building and the cost of refurbishing it far outweighs any intrinsic value."
Cllr. Theobald added that the move to Marshall's Yard had been recognised as 'the best decision the council has made for many years' and it had made a 'huge difference' to staff morale.