Ground works are underway in Sawston on the brand new library and community hub on the site of the Village College.
Work has started and Councillors and partners visited the site yesterday (Thursday 3 October) to see progress.
A fire burnt down the previous library (based in the Morris Wing of the Village College) in 2012 and a temporary library has been on site since.
The new building has been designed as a community hub, housing other services to benefit the residents of Sawston. It will include the relocated Children’s Centre, multipurpose spaces and an outdoor play area.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Leader, Councillor Steve Count said “Today marks the start of an exciting phase of this project. It’s been a number of years in the planning but we’re thrilled to see the work begin by our builders, Borras, and can’t wait to be able to open the doors to the residents of Sawston who have patiently waited for their new library.
“We are in no doubt that the new building will become a much loved and well used community asset.”
Group shot includes Cambridgeshire County Council’s Leader – Councillor Steve Count, Cambridgeshire County Council’s local Member for Sawston and Shelford and Deputy Leader, Councillor Roger Hickford and Christine May- Assistant Director: Cultural & Community Services, Cambridgeshire County Council joined by Sawston Village College Head Jonathan Russell and representatives from Borras, Faithful and Gould.