Library Refurbishment and Community Hub Project

In early 2023, we outlined our ambition to totally refurbish Warlingham Community Library, bringing it up-to-date with modern furniture and shelving. Our proposal included an expansion of the facilities so that the library can become a community hub too.

The Warlingham Library Masterplan can be viewed here

Increased costs, coupled with available funding at this time, have dictated that not all aspects of the proposal can be completed in one go. So, rather than delay everything, the Council has decided to split the project into two phases, with priority being given to
enhancing the community hub facilities.

Phase 1 will, therefore, consist of all preparatory building works and will take the form of re-decoration and new carpeting throughout, the creation of a private meeting room with conference facilities, a new staff office and reception desk and on-site storage facilities to enable more flexible use of the available library space.

This has all been made possible thanks to funding by Warlingham Parish Council (Community Infrastructure Levy) and Surrey County Councillor Becky Rush (YFS Small Community Fund).

Phase 1 is expected to be completed by mid-2024.