A New Library For Nottingham?

Tue 14 Aug, 2018

This morning (Tuesday, August 14th) Nottingham City Council announced plans for a new central library to be built on the former Broadmarsh site: a public consultation has just opened. We have issued the following response

"As an inspirational UNESCO City of Literature, Nottingham has a really rich cultural heritage. It is therefore important to have a world class space of international significance where people of all ages can participate in learning opportunities, performances and a range of other activities such as book clubs and author events. It’s also important to have a better, brighter, more attractive and welcoming space which reflects the needs and aspirations of library customers in the 21st century. I hope we can all acknowledge that building a new central library at a time of continuing austerity is a huge challenge. The Central Library has a lot of tradition behind it but it also has a very exciting future, and the development of a new central library will give everyone the chance to be involved with one of the city’s cultural icons." Sandeep Mahal, Director, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.

For more information on the plans, and to take part in the public consultation visit

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