Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have decided to keep Redcar Library where it is, until it can be relocated to a new purpose-built venue in Redcar Town Centre, as part of the Redcar Town Deal plans.
Following extensive consultation and feedback from the public and library users, the library will remain in its current location on the ground floor of Redcar and Cleveland House.
The library will be reconfigured to improve the layout and accommodate some council staff – it will remain in its current location until 2024/2025.
A state-of-the-art library and cultural hub is planned as part of the Redcar Town Deal which will provide a welcoming space with access to digital technology, information, services and learning in the heart of the town centre. The project is due for completion in the summer of 2025.
Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Culture, Cllr Louise Westbury said:
“We have taken on board and listened to the feedback from the public and library users about the proposed temporary library move to TunedIn! and taken the decision to keep Redcar library in its current location until it moves to its new venue in the town centre as part of the Redcar Town Deal plans.
“The cultural hub which will include the new library in the town centre will be a great asset for Redcar and provide residents and visitors with a fantastic new learning and activities space in the heart of the town.”
The decision to keep the library where it is until its move to the town centre in 2025 also means Redcar station can be developed as previously agreed.