Chiswick Library Could Finally Get Its Refurbishment

After Hounslow Council commission a feasibility study of necessary works

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After years of discussion and neglect, Chiswick Library could finally be in line for a much needed refurbishment after Hounslow Council's Cabinet commissioned Jones Laing Integrated Services (JLIS) to provide Members with a detailed feasibility study of necessary works.

Chiswick library requires major expenditure to address essential repairs as well as refurbishing the internal parts of the building.

There are many concerns about the suitability, accessibility and condition of the library. An overhaul of the building is vital to ensure that facility is fit for purpose for the future.

JLIS proposed that a detailed feasibility study be carried out into how the library could be remodelled and condensed into accessible spaces, which will in turn release parts of the building for other uses to help fund the work.

A comprehensive Review of Capital Improvement work to all of the borough's Leisure Buildings was presented to the Cabinet including work that are already underway at leisure centres, community halls, libraries and cultural buildings.

Although the Chiswick Area Committee has identified S106 funds for improvements, the design and repair works to Chiswick library have been deferred whilst JLIS carry out their study.

Their findings will be presented to the Cabinet at a later date.


September 14, 2010