The first phase of our consultation process to build a new library for Marylebone at Seymour Leisure Centre began on 14 February and closed on 18 March 2018.
During the engagement, we held 3 exhibitions, at which attendees met the programme team and viewed the proposed internal and external designs of the new library. The information displayed is available to view here.
The results of the feedback is detailed in our Engagement Analysis Report (PDF, 1.88MB). In summary, the final number of responses was 90, and the comments received on the designs, relocation, and increased space, overall were positive and approved of the proposed plans.
Having considered all responses to the engagement process, the first stage of the consultation, the council will revise the detailed drawings.
The council had planned to launch the consultation for the new Marylebone Library at Seymour Leisure Centre in early June for 6 weeks. However, following discussions over the past 4 months at design and operational meetings, we have agreed to alter the programme to allow other improvement works in the leisure centre to take place in a planned and coordinated way.
This decision has impacted on the library design schedule which means we will now launch the 6 week consultation on Wednesday 5 September to 17 October 2018, with our first exhibition on Saturday 15 September, 10am to 2pm at Seymour Leisure Centre, W1H 5TJ.
At the 4 consultation public meetings, (3 further dates to be confirmed), visitors will be able to see the changes to the designs and meet the programme team. At that stage, the council will be able to respond to requests for an estimated number of books, allocated book space, number of computers, style and colour of design and furnishings throughout the library.
Having reviewed the programme overall, we do not envisage the consultation postponement affecting the library opening date of autumn 2020.
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