Colliers Wood gets book smart

A modern, fully accessible library opened in the centre of Colliers Wood on 5 February.

Replacing the former Donald Hope Library, the new facility is a minute's walk from Colliers Wood underground station, and comprises three floors, with free wifi and computer use, a large book selection, study areas, meeting spaces for hire, a cafe, children’s area and a vegetation-covered 'living roof'.

The library cost £2 million to build, and was developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society to make it useable for people with dementia.

A joint partnership between developer Rocco Homes and Merton Council, the building also incorporates 60 homes, with 45 of those allocated for affordable housing, managed by Metropolitan Housing.


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