Work to turn a Scunthorpe library into a community hub with IT facilities, employment, housing and health advice, meeting rooms and activity spaces is on track to open next month.

New Scunthorpe community hub to open

Work to turn a Scunthorpe library into a community hub with IT facilities, employment, housing and health advice, meeting rooms and activity spaces is on track to open next month.

The project is part of North Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration plans to transform the town centre in a £60 million investment. Scunthorpe Central will open to the public on May 14, 2018. It will become a focal point for people to meet, borrow books, access job and training opportunities and get housing and health advice, plus a whole range of information.

The revamped building will provide:

  • A range of self-serve access
  • Improved IT
  • Large attractive shared ground floor reception
  • Employment advice
  • Housing advice
  • Health advice
  • Customer services
  • Quiet room
  • New meeting rooms and activity rooms
  • Children’s library
  • Adult library
  • New quiet room

There will be some disruption and changes in the coming weeks while a number of services relocate to the community hub.

Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire will relocate from Oswald Road into Scunthorpe Central and provide a range of free advice to help people resolve their legal, money and other problems.

To enable this to happen, the premises on Oswald Road will need to close from April 30 to May 4. It will then reopen for the final week until Scunthorpe Central opens.

The Action Station on Cole Street will also move into Scunthorpe Central. To allow this to happen, the Cole Street building will close May 4. The Base will need to close for two weeks from Monday, April 30 until Scunthorpe Central opens.

Key dates to be aware of:

  • April 30 – The Base closes
  • April 30 to May 4 – Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire closes, then reopens on Oswald Road for the final week
  • May 4 – Action Station closes
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