New Kingston Library complex takes shape

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The new development at Kingston Shopping Centre, which will incorporate a brand new library, is well under way with the exterior nearly completed.

The complex, which is scheduled to open next summer, has been built on the former site of the Kingston Tavern.

Earlier this year people were invited to have a say on the layout and services which will be available at ‘Opening the Book’ workshops.

Ideas from those consultations have now been incorporated into the final design and an artist’s impression of the site released.

Paul Sanders, assistant director, Community Facilities Unit at Milton Keynes Council, said: “We are thrilled to have reached this stage in the project and seeing the building really begin to take shape.

“We are looking forward to its completion, which is anticipated to be in summer 2014.”

Councillor David Hopkins, Cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: “The new Kingston Library will provide state of the art facilities for people to make use of, whether it be to borrow books and multimedia, learn or simply a place to sit and enjoy with a good book.”

The development will also feature new shops and restaurants.