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Whitchurch Library set for refurbishment to improve energy efficiency

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Whitchurch Library is to undergo a much-needed refurbishment to upgrade the lighting, replace the heating system and improve ventilation.

The works will include the installation of low energy lighting throughout the library including motion and dimming controls, along with more effective heating and ventilation systems.

Additional work will include replacing ceilings, upgrading alarm systems and improving the fire prevention measures.

The works will help to deliver a more comfortable environment for library users, staff and volunteers.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, said:

“These works are necessary and will vastly improve the library space at the Civic Centre in Whitchurch.

“During the work, which is expected to last until the end of March 2021, library staff will continue to offer Ready Reads from the Market Hall. Library staff look forward to welcoming you back in mid-April, if restrictions are lifted.”

The mini refurbishment, at a cost of over £100,000, will be financed through Shropshire Council’s Corporate Landlord Capital Planned Programme.

Further details on Ready Reads can be found here: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/ready-reads-collect/.

For more information about Shropshire Libraries, visit https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/.

Shropshire Council is committed to achieving net-zero carbon and becoming energy self-sufficient by 2030. For more information, visit https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/climate-change-and-sustainability/climate-change-strategy/.