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CONTINUED CLOSURE: Northwood Library remains closed after structural issues discovered

 Published on: 16th January 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Northwood Library remains closed nearly four months after shutting its doors.

The library in Green Street is still closed to the public at the time of writing, having been shut since September 30.

It was initially forced to close after Hillingdon Council discovered structural issues with the building. The closure is to facilitate more in-depth surveys to ascertain the extent of the problem.

A spokesperson for Hillingdon Council said: “Our investigations have shown that the structural issues that led to the closure of Northwood Library were found to be significant. As such, the building remains closed while we review the options for making it safe to reopen.

“In the meantime, we have extended the opening hours at Northwood Hills Library to include lunchtimes and a late night, and groups that previously ran at Northwood Library will continue to meet here instead, or at other local libraries.”

According to Northwood Hills Residents’ Association, plans for a new library building on the existing site of Northwood Hills Library have been approved by Hillingdon Council, and they are keen to get work started sooner rather than later. As of yet, no plans for temporary alternative library space while the works are carried out have been revealed.

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