Friday, 21 September 2012

BLUESKIN BAY LIBRARY: Redevelopment moves into final phase

by Louise Booth

The contract to build the new Blueskin Bay Library has been awarded to Cook Brothers Construction, and heralds the beginning of preparations that will bring the Blueskin district a much-needed multipurpose community facility.

Cook Brothers Construction is a Dunedin-based company, who are thrilled to have been awarded the contract. 'It's always nice to work on projects that mean so much to the community. We're looking forward to a start, and delivering a successful outcome for all involved. Our build team is lucky to have such a peaceful place to show their skills off this summer', says Blair McGill, regional manager of Cook Brothers Construction.

Work is expected to commence in October 2012 and should be completed by April 2013. As well as a new library the redevelopment includes a community meeting room, public toilet and foyer space.

Library staff have begun the mammoth task of packing their collections of books, magazines, music and DVDs, ready for their temporary library relocation to the Waitati School. The library will operate from a former classroom on the school site, and Blueskin Bay librarian, Louise Booth, expects the temporary site to be a busy and popular place -- especially after school.  Louise, Averil and Kate look forward to seeing all our customers up at Waitati School later in October.

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