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Southend library work on schedule
4:10pm Monday 15th October 2012 in Local News
SOUTHEND’S new library is rising steadily from the ground with work on schedule.
The £27million project started in March and includes a library complex and new public square.
The scruffy Farringdon car park in Elmer Approach, Southend, was demolished to make way for the development called The Forum which is due to open in September 2013.
It will be Essex’s first 24-hour library. It will replace Central Library, in Victoria Avenue, and will become one of the main study centres for students at Essex University’s Southend campus and South Essex College.