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Christchurch’s Redwood Library closed for further repairs

Wednesday, August 21, 2019   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: recreation, services

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 21st August 2019

Redwood Library will remain closed in order to carry out more repairs.

The library in Main North Road closed on Monday 29th July 2019 to allow for a site upgrade. It was originally due to reopen on Monday 26th August.

However, further investigations show that the building requires more work than planned.

Christchurch City Council Acting Head of Libraries and Information Erica Rankin says the first stage of work on the building has revealed the need for more extensive repairs.

“When carpet was removed during the refurbishment, it revealed cracks in the concrete slab around the structural steel columns,” Ms Rankin says.

“Our engineers need to assess the damage and determine the best way to carry out repairs.

“We want to ensure that the library is in the best shape to service the local community for many more years,” she says. “We believe it is better to deal with this work now and extend the closure period, rather than disrupt library users again at a later date.”

A mobile library vehicle will continue to visit the library car park twice a week on Wednesdays from 10am to 11am and on Fridays from 3pm to 4pm.

The nearest alternative libraries are:

  • Papanui Library at 35 Langdons Road;
  • Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre at the Bishopdale Shopping Centre (Farrington Avenue); and
  • Fendalton Library on the corner of Jeffreys and Clyde Roads.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch