The library in Angel Row needs to be vacated and prepared for sale.
Nottingham City Council has approved a decision to spend £205,000 to temporarily relocate the current Central Library ( Angel Row ) to a holding premises until the new Central Library at the Broadmarsh Car Park and Bus Station is complete and ready for public use.
The costs are already part of the budget for the library move, they will just be reallocated, the council decision states:
‘…Therefore, the approval of this decision does not increase the capital programme and the costs within this decision will move from the planned section of the programme to approved.‘
The council notes that the project manager for the new Central Library is required to ensure the costs are correctly allocated between capital and revenue, as moving from the site is predominantly a revenue activity.
Capital resources will be rearranged to cover any revenue costs incurred as part of this decision.
The library at Angel Row will be temporarily stored at council-owned Woodfield Industries in the city.
The council says:
‘Following an investigation no other suitable buildings within the Council’s portfolio have been identified. Private sector rental is also not considered an option as it would be less flexible and more expensive. Woodfield Industrial is also more suitable due to its located close to the city centre and being on a main bus route which makes access easier for staff based locally.’
‘Woodfield Industries also works well in terms of its location as it is close to the city centre on a main bus route which will enable the Local Studies team to access the site more easily.
‘There is a benefit to using a Council property as it is more flexible and when a decant into the new library premises is confirmed Woodfield Industrial can be marketed for sale.’