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Consultation into future of Ordnance Road Library launches next week
A public consultation into the future of a library in Enfield Lock will kick off on Monday.
Enfield Council confirmed in May that Ordnance Road Library in Hertford Road will be developed to make way for a centre comprising a library, GP surgery, dentist and community space.
The 40-year-old concrete library building was refurbished last year, with two self-issue kiosks being installed to help free up staff time and make borrowing books easier.
Drop in sessions to see proposals will be held at the library on Monday, August 20 from 3pm to 6pm and on Tuesday, August 21, from 10am to 1pm.
The site plan, floor plans, elevations and 3D pictures will remain on display at the library for those unable to make the sessions.
Councillor Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council cabinet member for culture, leisure, youth and localism, said: “The council is determined to provide a better library experience with at least the same amount of useable public space as the current library.
“There will also be WiFi, more computers and quiet study areas added to make it a fantastic new space.
“We welcome residents’ feedback on the design of this exciting and much-needed centre and are certain that seeing the plans for the site first-hand will generate a degree of interest and excitement about the project.”
The proposal will be presented to the council’s planning committee on November 27 and building is expected to begin early next year for completion in 2014.