£1 million Armley community hub improvements get green light

The former Armley Library. Copyright Stephen Craven and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

A £1 million scheme to transform Armley One Stop Centre and library into a state-of-the-art community hub has been given the green light.

Work on the upper floor of the centre will include new customer service areas, new reception counter, five new glass enquiry rooms, larger library provision, new Leeds Credit Union facilities, new staff office and kitchen/breakout, large job shop zone and 26 new self-service PCs.

The Stocks Hill building will also include a new bike library, furniture and new accessible customer and staff toilets.

Work on the lower floor includes additional office space, full refurbishment of the entrance, all existing offices, meeting rooms, toilets and kitchen.

The work, which costs £900,000, also includes new carpets and the refurbishing of the existing original wooden parquet floors, wi-fi and complete internal and external redecoration.

An extra £159,000 will be spent on existing maintenance work to windows, heating and ventilation systems.

A council report authorising the expenditure added:

“The Armley Community Hub is part of the Community Hub programme to provide a modern safe environment that treats our customers with respect and encourages contact with Leeds City Council as an organisation that can offer help and assistance.”

The work will be carried out in two stages later this year, with a maximum of half the building will be out of action during the works to ensure that customer enquiries and a library service can continue during the construction.

Read the full council report here.

WLD reported earlier this year that libraries in both Calverley and Farsley are also due to become community hubs with integrated services.


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  1. what about in investing a million into changing town street into the state-of-the-art? or just state-of-the-decency?


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