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Council’s Raglan library and office to move

20 February 2014

Council’s Raglan library and office to move as renovations begin

Renovations to Waikato District Council’s Raglan library and office are set to begin next month to address a leaking roof and the need for more space.

The work is extensive and will see the office and library services relocated for approximately four months while the project is carried out.

The existing site will remain open until 5pm, Thursday 6 March before closing down to allow for relocation to 39 Bow Street (the former New Zealand Post shop). Business will resume at the temporary premises at 9am on Monday 17 March.

Customers are asked to take care of any urgent Council business or books before the close down period, or are welcome to visit one of Council’s other offices.

Waikato District Council General Manager Customer Support, Sue Duignan said the work would see a “bigger and better space” for customers.

“It’s really exciting to see this project coming to fruition. The building is a hub in Raglan, for both locals and visitors, and it will be great to see the space rejuvenated.”

Construction will commence on 17 March and will involve replacing and moving the shop front out and removing an interior wall to create additional space, along with replacing the existing counters and installing a new toilet for the disabled. A new roof, guttering and flashings will be installed as well as replacement of all the high level window seals.

Ms Duignan said that while there would be a slight reduction in library services at the temporary location, it would mostly be business as usual.

“Full Council services will continue to be available throughout the project; however the temporary premises will see a reduced library service offered. The smaller space will mean there will be fewer books available, but these will be rotated regularly to keep stock fresh.”

The computer terminals will not be available but wireless internet will continue to be offered at the temporary premises, along with Toddler Time sessions.

The bus stop in front of the current building will remain open during the project, however people are asked to be mindful of the construction.

Council’s contractor will be working on site between the hours of 7am and sunset, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays.

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