While the Co-op in the Meridian Centre will close on Saturday, January 20, we are pleased to announce that the library will remain in its current location during the future redevelopment of the site.
Due to the level of uncertainty and limited options, the county council’s library team and property team had looked at a number of alternatives to ensure the town would continue to have access to a full service.
Fortunately, an agreement has been reached with Morrisons, the owners of the Meridian Centre and plans for an alternative, temporary building, are no longer needed.
Cllr Claire Dowling, the county council’s lead member responsible for libraries, said: “We know that there was concern about the provision of library services while the Meridian Centre is developed, and we are delighted to have been able to come to an agreement with the site owners which allows the services to continue to be provided from the current library.
“We have also been able to agree terms with Morrisons for a 300m2 purpose-built library building within the new development, which will allow us to continue to deliver a quality, needs-focussed library service for years to come.”
Once the development is complete, the library will be able to move into the new building on the site.