Nuneaton Library's fate confirmed as demolition details revealed

The fate of the library and when it will be demolished has been revealed
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Nuneaton's main library will be among the last thing to be bulldozed during the regeneration of a large part of the town centre. The library, which has served generations since it opened in 1962, has to go as part of the £20m learning and living zone which will boast a new library, offices and up to 65 homes in the Vicarage Street area.

Attempts were made to save the building, which was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, best known for designing the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. But these failed.

The county council confirmed to CoventryLive that the demolition of some of the buildings in the area, including the St Nicholas Church Hall, next to the Christadelphian hall on Vicarage Street are due to start in July.

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But, in a statement, Shire Hall told us that the library will be among the last to go. When asked if the old library be kept open until the new one is built, a spokesperson said: "The current library will remain open as usual while the new library is being built. It will only be closed once the new library is ready to open."

The buildings set to be bulldozed before the library will include the old Powell House building, which is based opposite. Also the old Wilko store will be flattened.

The current Royal Mail sorting office will be levelled, but the operation will move to a new depot being built in Hazell Way in Bermuda village.

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