Cornwall Council has revealed plans to cut the number of buildings that it owns but will also spend £74million on new centres and refurbishing offices.

Buildings in Falmouth and Helston are among the ones up for refurbishment.

A report is set to go to the council’s customer overview and scrutiny committee next week detailing the estate transformation project.

It states that the council currently owns 2,053 buildings across 1,400 sites which cost £37m a year to keep.

As a result the council is looking to reduce this substantially by offloading buildings or using them for other purposes.

By cutting its buildings the council is aiming to not only save money but also ensure that its facilities are in the right locations and accessible.

The transformation programme is divided into five tranches which cover all the towns in Cornwall where the council currently has buildings.

All the plans are still in an early stage and will have to go through consultation and full discussion by councillors before being agreed. A presentation set to be given to councillors next week states that work could start in 2021 and develop over the next five years.

The first tranche would cover Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, Newquay and Camborne. In each of the towns the council has identified a number of buildings which would be sold off or repurposed.

In the first tranche the net capital cost would be £18.87m and should save £1.372m a year.

Penzance: New facilities and “light refurbishment” of St John’s Hall costing £1m and saving £195,000 a year. This would consolidate services into the existing hall as well as providing a workspace in the town centre.

Newquay: A new build hub replacing Lanherne House costing £4.66m and saving £134,000 a year. This would be a new build similar to those planned for Liskeard and Launceston.

Camborne: Refurbishment of offices at Dolcoath Avenue at a cost of £5.38m which would save £375,000 a year. This would consolidate services in the council’s existing centre in Camborne.

Tranche 2 includes Redruth, Bude, Bodmin town centre, Bodmin and Falmouth. The projects would cost just over £7m and provide gross savings of £209,000.

Redruth: Kresen Kernow review and improve utilisation – cost would be £70,000. This would look at consolidation of activity at Kresen Kernow.

Bude: A new extension for a hub at the tourist information centre at a cost of £1.3m and would save £5,000 a year.

The council says that there would need to be a business case developed and negotiation with the town council about the plans.

Bodmin Town Centre: A town centre hub costing £1.6m which could save £101,000 a year. This would create a town centre based service hub.

However the council has to decide whether to acquire a building or build a new centre.

Falmouth: Heavy refurbishment of a hub at Tregenver Road at a cost of £2.76m which would save £48,000 a year.

This would create an integrated service hub and consolidate services at an existing council site.

Tranche 3 includes plans for new hubs and centres in St Austell, Helston, Saltash and Truro. These projects could cost £30.67m and save £3.684m a year.

Truro: Plans for New County Hall which could cost £18.5m and save £2.2m a year.

This would create a strategic hub, agile workspace and service hub in a “totemic asset” as well as offer space to locate with public sector partners.

Helston: A new extension at Helston Library costing £450,000 – no estimate for savings is given.

This would provide a new service hub but the council says that it needed to be aligned with provision in Falmouth and engagement with Helston Academy.

Tranche four includes reviews of the council’s depot sites across Cornwall and of adult and children’s respite centres. The next cost could be £15.8m and no estimate is available for the level of savings.

The fifth and final tranche includes plans for Camelford, St Ives, Callington and Torpoint as well as a countywide review of outdoor education centres. These could cost £2.29m and save £77,000 a year.

On Tuesday councillors will be asked to endorse the plan for the project and plans to carry out engagement in the different areas affected.