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Clifton Library re-opens after refurbishment

PUBLISHED: 16:11 25 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:33 20 February 2013

Adrian Frost, Bristol City Council; Jason Halliday, Beaver Maintenence; Nick Williams, Colliers International

Adrian Frost, Bristol City Council; Jason Halliday, Beaver Maintenence; Nick Williams, Colliers International

Clifton Library has now re-opened after undergoing a £180,000 refurbishment to improve disabled access in and around the building.

Clifton Library has now re-opened after undergoing a 180,000 refurbishment to improve disabled access in and around the building.



The Bristol City Council facility on Princess Victoria Street, Clifton closed for 10-weeks for the essential works to take place, and now has a new platform lift providing access to the first floor, an enlarged community meeting room and a unisex accessible WC.



The refurbishment was carried out by contractors Beaver Maintenance and managed by property agents Colliers International.



Nick Williams, surveyor at Colliers International in Broad Quay House, Bristol said: We have specified and managed this project from inception to completion and its great to see it now opening its doors.



Keeping the project on schedule was extremely important as we wanted to cause as little disruption as possible to the librarys users.



The librarys disabled access is now much improved and the facilities have been updated giving the whole place a facelift. The outside stonework has been cleaned, new carpets and shelving has been fitted and the whole building has been redecorated.



Visitors to the library will also now have access to free wi-fi as well as the usual range of library services which includes DVD hire, meeting room hire and reading groups.



Adrian Frost of Bristol City Council said: The newly refurbished library is great; it looks like a different building and is a lot more welcoming than before.



Libraries are becoming used less and less which is why projects like this are so important. This is now a great facility for the whole community and with the updated services it now meets the requirements the public needs.

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