Plans announced to re-open Sutton Coldfield Library

By on 19/07/2011 in News

Ambitious plans have been announced for Sutton Coldfield Library to re-open for Christmas 2012.  This will see the old library building transformed into a Community Hub forming a central part of Sutton Coldfield. 

The Hub will be designed to offer:
· a new streamlined community library
· a community hall
· a neighbourhood office
· a constituency office
· additional office space as a potential revenue source for the council. 

The library's office space will also be utilised by other directorates of the city council, its partners and third sector organisations.

Constituency Chairman, Cllr Anne Underwood, said: “Sutton Coldfield Library is a much valued community asset, and I, along with local residents, eagerly await the re-opening next year.  We trust that city council officers will do everything possible – despite the harsh economic times – to see this project through successfully.”

Birmingham City Cllr for Sutton Trinity, David Pears, said: “We have received significant lobbying from constituents across Sutton Coldfield, who, like the council, is keen to see the library re-open.  The date of December 2012 has been given as the month that the new library will open its doors, which is great news for the town and something we can all look forward to.”

The Library was closed in May 2010 when hazardous material was discovered during refurbishment works.

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For more information contact Karen Blanchette: 0121 303 6969.

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