Building work on Sawston Community Hub is set to get underway this summer.
Sawston Library burnt down in 2012 and Cambridgeshire County Council has been working hard to progress plans for its new home ever since. A temporary library building has been on site since the fire but now the Council can announce that all legal agreements have been signed, allowing work to begin on site.
The 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 Local Member for Sawston and Shelford, Councillor Kevin Cuffley said “It has been a lengthy and complicated process to get to this stage, and we’re very grateful for the patience the local community has shown whilst we worked hard to invest in a brand new fit-for-purpose library that will also accommodate other services.
“We are in no doubt that the new building will become a much loved and well used community asset and we’re excited to see it start to take shape later this summer”.