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Preliminary designs released

5 February 2004
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Preliminary designs released

Plans for New Lynn’s new library took another step forward today with the unveiling of preliminary designs at the Council’s City Development Committee meeting.

Presented by architects Craig Craig Moller, the preliminary drawings show the proposed layout of the new 1000 sq m civic building - which will also include a new Citizens Advice Bureau and Council Service Centre - and the design of the new Memorial Square (incorporating the New Lynn war memorial).

Detailed design work will be undertaken over the next few months. Construction is expected to be complete by August 2005.

The building is designed to fit with and revitalise the New Lynn Town Centre. It provides an edge to the new Memorial Square, which complements and completes the existing memorial. The project will feature a range of art work designed into the building and it surroundings.

Councillors were pleased with the concept presented.

“We are happy that things are now moving full-steam ahead to fulfill our long-standing commitment to the people of New Lynn to build them a stylish and modern library facility they can be proud of and which will cater for the needs of our growing community,” says New Lynn Ward councillor, Derek Battersby.

Fellow New Lynn Ward councillor, Judy Lawley, agrees:

“This will be a library for the 21st century – a community living room. The exciting indoor and outdoor spaces, the central position and the beauty of the building, art works and landscaping will be a source of great pride for New Lynn. And, of course, it will be important for our ‘Learning City’ goals.”

The preliminary design concept will now be presented to the New Lynn Community Board, which also gives residents an opportunity to view the drawings.

The total budget for the project stands at $4.3 million.

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