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 construction company. Cook Brothers 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 will commence in late 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 moved to their temporary library relocation to the Waitati School. The library now operates from a former class room on the school site and has 6000 items to browse from. The library hours are the same and Louise, Averil and Kate look forward to seeing all customers at Waitati School.