27 February 2018: 6:26 pm
Colliers Wood gets book smart
A modern, fully accessible library opened in the centre of Colliers Wood on 5 February.
Replacing the former Donald Hope Library, the new facility is a minute's walk from Colliers Wood underground station, and comprises three floors, with free wifi and computer use, a large book selection, study areas, meeting spaces for hire, a cafe, children’s area and a vegetation-covered 'living roof'.
The library cost £2 million to build, and was developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society to make it useable for people with dementia.
A joint partnership between developer Rocco Homes and Merton Council, the building also incorporates 60 homes, with 45 of those allocated for affordable housing, managed by Metropolitan Housing.