The building that will be providing a new home for the Visions Children’s Centre will arrive next week as work to relocate the service next to Oakham Library nears completion.
The work on a joint library and children’s centre project began at the start of this year, combining the much needed refurbishment of Oakham Library with the construction of a single story extension to provide a new home for Visions Children’s Centre, and is currently located at Catmose College.
With work on the library building nearing completion, foundations for the new extension have been laid and delivery of the preconstructed building to house Vison’s services will be put into place over two days from 8th to 9th August.
No road closures or diversions will be put in place around the library as a result of the installation and marshals will be on hand to provide careful traffic management throughout. Access to Bull Lane will be maintained for residents.
The refurbishment of the main Oakham Library building is due to be completed in September, followed by the Children’s Centre building in October.
Councillor Alan Walters, Portfolio Holder for Culture said “This is a big moment for the project and marks the point at which the new library and children’s centre building will really start to take shape. Co-location of the Library and Children’s Centre facilities ensures that both of these vital services can be delivered effectively and sustainably long into the future. It also means enhanced services and better facilities for children, families and library users – creating more usable space in the main library building and improving access to education, employment and well-being services for parents and carers of young children.”