New Town Centre Library

DSC_2261dA new Town Centre Library is all set to be opened at the multiuse 20 storeys development on the site of the Harrow post office at 51 College Road Harrow.
The library will be located on the ground and mezzanine levels of Block B of the development at the Harrow Square with private residential apartments above. The shell and core of the library is due to be handed over to the Harrow Council in April 2019 on a 999 year lease at a peppercorn rent.
The new library will be Harrow’s central hub for knowledge, reading, learning, and research, located right in the heart of Harrow Town Centre.
The library will include a garden for relaxation, and a pavilion where space could be hired for family and adult learning, skills development, work and meetings.
Harrow Town Centre is undergoing enormous population growth by 40% and the library will be a vital part of the leisure and cultural infrastructure.
Additional funding is being sought above the total budget of £1.8m currently allocated for the project to accommodate the move of the library to the new site from the current Gayton Library which was  moved from Gayton Road to its current location at Garden House St John’s Road, in January 2008.
The forthcoming Harrow council cabinet meeting has been recommended to approve the library move arrangements.
We hope that the historical name ‘Gayton Library’ would be retained!