A former library is set to open its doors next week as a 'community hub'.

The former Ordnance Road library in Enfield Lock will be replaced by the Ordnance Unity Centre, which will hold a community hall, doctors’ and dentist surgeries.

The hall and library are set to open on Monday, December 15 with the GP surgery opening on January 5, 2015.

A multi-million pound development, the hub has been built in just over a year and is also replacing the Kettering community hall and Ordnance Road GP surgery.

Councillor Ozzie Uzoanya, associate cabinet member for Enfield North, said: “This wonderful building is now a reality. Occupying a prominent position at the junction of two major roads it really is at the heart of a community and is easily accessible.

“With careful attention to landscaping outside and defined areas inside for each independent service, this centre fulfils a great need in Enfield Lock. It has been welcomed with huge enthusiasm by the people who live here and will become an indispensable community building for people of all ages to use and enjoy.”

Jonathan Hall, construction director of GRAHAM Construction, said: "We are tremendously proud to have played our part in delivering this excellent facility for the community in Enfield.”

Haverstock Healthcare Ltd won the contract from NHS England to provide GP services at the Ordnance Unity Centre.

Dr Mike Smith, chief executive of Haverstock Health said, “We are delighted to be awarded this contract and to be part of an exciting new venture in creating a community health and wellbeing hub in this diverse, vibrant and multicultural area.

“We were founded on the principles of being led and owned by GPs, driven by improving quality and having a strong patient focus. We will create a great GP practice that preserves the much loved values of a family doctor, whilst using innovation and patient engagement to eliminate some of the frustrations.”

Cllr Terry Neville, Leader of the Conservative Group, added: “We very much welcome the completion of this excellent project which started out life during the Conservative administration, and is particularly due to the efforts of the late Cllr Ruth Hones who represented Enfield Lock ward and Anne Marie Pearce who was Chairman of the Health Scrutiny Panel at the time. It is another example of so many initiatives by the Conservatives that are slowly coming to fruition"