Harold Hill’s new library set for completion in summer 2016

PUBLISHED: 14:09 16 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:09 16 November 2015

Cllr Melvin Wallace (left) visits Harold Hill Library

Cllr Melvin Wallace (left) visits Harold Hill Library

Havering Council

Harold Hill’s new library is taking shape, with the frame of the building now complete.

Havering Council’s cabinet member for culture and community engagement, Cllr Melvin Wallace, visited the site today to see the structure.

He said: “The building is really starting to take shape and I’m pleased with the progress.

“The library will provide a community space at the heart of Harold Hill and provide much better facilities than the present building. I’m looking forward to seeing the library open in summer next year.”

Based in the eastern arcade of the Hilldene shopping centre, off Farnham Road, the new library will be significantly bigger than the existing 1950s building and will offer improved facilities.

Local company, Lakehouse, is working on the project. The exterior of the building will be put in place early next year and the building work is expected to be finished by early summer 2016.

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