The construction of a new library and service centre for Lincoln will begin in April following a decision by Selwyn District Council today to approve the project and award the tender to Image Construction.
The $3.3 million new library and service centre building will be located on Gerald St, beside the current library's location.
The building will meet all seismic design standards.
Demolition of the old Lincoln community centre will begin next week to make way for the new library which is expected to open to the public in early 2014.
Mayor Kelvin Coe said the new library will be able to provide an increased range of services and activities for the community.
"The existing Lincoln library on the corner of Gerald and Lyttelton streets services the Springs ward which has a population of 12,000. The library is already too small to meet the needs of the community," he said.
Lincoln and the surrounding areas are expected to grow rapidly in the future - with the town's population forecast to grow from 3,300 now to reach 5,600 by 2031.
- The Press
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