The future of Barnstaples half-empty civic centre is still undecided a year after hundreds of workers were relocated to other offices in the town. North Devon Council relocated its remaining staff in June last year and 250 Devon County Council (DCC) workers are still waiting to move into the annex building. A £2million refurbishment of the annex is expected to be completed by the end of August. Staff working in social care; trading standards; education and learning; transport services; highways; environment; legal and support services will then move from the main tower block into the newly refurbished office. Plans to move county staff into the towns library were dropped in July last year due to cost implications. Landlord DCC said it was still in talks with the buildings remaining occupants, HM Courts and Tribunal Service and the BBC, but the main building is expected to go up for sale once fully vacated. Local architects have already suggested the riverside building could be converted to provide much-needed homes in the area, but the county council said it was still undecided. A spokesperson said: No further decision on the long-term future of the civic centre has yet been made, but it is still intended to dispose of the tower block once it is fully vacated. The refurbishment of the annexe building is proceeding well with anticipated completion of work by end of August, within the budget allocated for the project. For more North Devon stories visit our news feed here.