Work starts on new Glossop Library

DIG IT: Cllrs Ellie Wilcox and Damien Greenhalgh with hard hats and spades on the Glossop site with Andrea Bailey, assistant in charge of Glossop library, left, and Sarah Humphreys, adult education learning and skills manager.

14 March 2017

We've held an official ground-breaking ceremony to mark work starting on our new library in Glossop.

The £2m library is to be built as an extension to the existing adult education building in Talbot Street and will replace the current library in the town's Victoria Hall.

On Monday (13 March) we held a ceremony to mark the start of work and it is anticipated that the new building could be finished by next spring.

The new library will be a two-storey extension attached to and located partly within the adult education building. The existing entrance and reception will be used by the library and the adult education service.

Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Ellie Wilcox, and Deputy Cabinet Member for Children's Services Councillor Damien Greenhalgh performed the official ground-breaking ceremony.

Councillor Wilcox said:

"We have worked hard to secure the future of a library in Glossop and it's really exciting that work has started on site. 

"We acknowledge that some people in the town wanted the library to remain in Victoria Hall, and we realise it's a wonderful building. However, as a council we just could not justify spending nearly £3m on a building that didn't belong to us.

"We place great importance in the continued investment we make in our library services and the new building will ensure that Glossop and its residents will have a modern facility which will serve generations to come."