Brentford Library plans submitted to create learning space

A planning application has been submitted by Hounslow Council to refurbish and modernise Brentford Library and to install two adult education classrooms.

Published: Friday, 29th March 2019

A planning application has been submitted by Hounslow Council to refurbish and modernise Brentford Library and to install two adult education classrooms.

The council reviewed a number of options for the redevelopment of the library to improve the utilisation of space within the building and to invest in creating learning space.

As part of the refurbishment, the library will be improved in two phases impacting different parts of the building at different times.

The council will work hard to ensure that there is little impact on residents during the first phase of enabling works. The main purpose to carry out the first phase of works is to ensure that the library can remain open throughout refurbishment and to accommodate two new Adult Education classrooms, a new lift and new room to replace the existing structure on the first floor landing.

The new facilities at Brentford Library will include; 

  • a fully refurbished library
  • more meeting rooms and spaces for adult education classes and local organisations to use
  • more quiet study space and a dedicated children’s library
  • comfortable seating and natural light throughout
  • excellent Wi-Fi and IT
  • refurbished public toilets with baby change facilities.

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Libraries and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “The redevelopment of Brentford Library will deliver on our ambition to significantly enhance our public spaces and services. The modernised library space will provide many exciting opportunities in the heart of the community, including skills training, employment support and advice, family learning and key basic skills courses such as English, Maths, ICT and ESOL courses, along with creative art courses.”

 If granted planning permission, enabling works should start during summer 2019. The current library would remain open throughout works.

To view the planning application, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/planning

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