Stockport Council approves plans for new library in Merseyway, UK

WCN Editorial Team 9 Dec 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Stockport Council has approved plans for a new 21st Century library in the town centre transformation as part of a £14.5m government funded project in Merseyway, UK.

The new project, named Stockroom, will help the town to overcome the economic devastation faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funded by the Government’s Future High Streets Fund (FHSF), the new learning and discovery space will also help to improve the lives and educational prospects of children across Stockport and adults who struggle to read across the borough.

According to the council’s decision, the town centre library services in Stockport from the current Central Library building on the A6 will be relocated into Stockroom.

Stockroom will allow the council to expand the library service and improve the books stock.

It will also provide a new café, new parent and child facilities, performance area, high quality toilets as well as a sensory room.

Stockport Council leader Elise Wilson said: “This is in the best interests of the people of Stockport for the long-term. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend £14.5m of Government money to improve our town centre and to help hundreds of our businesses build back from the economic devastation of Covid-19 by creating a learning and cultural space for the whole borough, which will attract thousands of much needed visitors back to Stockport town centre.

“We are committed to helping Stockport build back better from the economic devastation of Covid-19 while also committing to preserving use and access of the current Central Library building.”


Rendering of the new 21st Century library in Merseyway, UK. Credit: American Community School of Abu Dhabi.

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