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'Enterprise pod' to be added to East Street Library

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Southwark Council has announced plans to give East Street Library in Old Kent Road a £300,000 makeover, including a new business and meeting space.

East Street Librar

The council says it will be using £300,000 from the Greater London Authority to make some improvements to the building including new lighting, better signage and a new 'enterprise pod' extension to the side.

East Street Library is due to relocate to a new building on the Aylesbury Estate in 2020.

"The current library building is very well used, but one of the main things that came out of our conversations with local groups like Latin Elephant was the lack of meeting space in the area," said Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for business, culture and social regeneration.

"The revamp will help tide the current library service over until its new and improved home on the Aylesbury Estate is ready, and means the building will be ready to offer the Old Kent Road a new service as an affordable and flexible business and meeting space for local people in this key area."

There will be a drop-in session at the library on Monday 13 February (5.30-7pm) for local people to find out more about the revamp.

The library will remain open during the work, which is expected to start in August and take two to three months to complete.

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