By Tristan Harris Sunday 27 October 2013 Updated: 27/10 20:30
RESIDENTS will get their first glimpses of the designs for Bromsgrove's new library on Monday (November 4) which is being incorporated into the new Civic Centre on the site of the former Parkside School.
The open day, between 2pm and 7pm at Bromsgrove Library, will give residents the chance to see depictions of the inside and the outside and council officers will also be on hand to explain the layout and answer questions.
As well as the library, Bromsgrove's new Civic Centre will also provide office space for Bromsgrove District Council and Worcestershire County Council staff and see the relocation of the Registration Service and Bromsgrove Customer Service Centre.
The plans are part of the Bromsgrove Town Centre Regeneration project.
The Burcot Lane site, where the current Bromsgrove Council House is, will be freed up for development, as will the area on and around Windsor Street which has the library, offices and the fire station on it.
The building of the new blue light centre, which accommodates a brand new police and fire station, means that site is no longer needed by the fire service.
Coun Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for localism and communities, urged as many residents as possible to go along and said: "We are very excited at the architects' designs for the new Bromsgrove Library and wider Parkside development.
"The overall plans for the former school site are ambitious and will enable us to locate a number of services and organisations in a single building, increasing access and convenience for residents and delivering savings for partners."
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