Wood Street Library - Asset of Community Value

Wood Street Library - Asset of Community Value

Waltham Forest Council are consulting on possible community bids for the current Wood Street Library building, as an Asset of Community Value.

Waltham Forest Council is committed to providing quality services to its residents.

Community learning and new affordable housing are at the forefront of their service provision and they are investing in their library portfolio and estate regeneration as part of their commitment to local residents.

The existing Wood Street Library will be relocated a short distance from its current location to the Marlowe Road development on completion of the new library building. This will happen later this year and ensure that library services will continue to be provided to the community without disruption but will be taken forward in a brand new, fit-for-purpose building.

As with many old buildings, the existing Wood Street Library has significant refurbishment requirements, the costs of which are higher than the cost of providing the library at Marlowe Road. Local residents will be provided with a more modern facility, which will be better placed to provide the library’s essential services as well as new community services. Library opening hours will also be extended.

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