A new community complex and library in Whitehawk could now be completed by September next year after being approved by Brighton and Hove City Council.
The ultra-modern building, next to Whitehawk Primary School, will have a curved glazed frontage and a living roof planted with sedum.
The library will be bigger than the current one, with more stock, and space for learning and advice sessions, such as writing workshops, Baby Boogie sessions, homework clubs, holiday fun for children and advice for young people.
The development will also house a community café, meeting and conference rooms, housing and youth information offices and children’s services.
And it will host information sessions on subjects of interest to residents such as health, community safety and pensions.
Over the coming months, the council’s library service will be working with local community forums to consult and involve local people to plan and develop the range of services and facilities they would like to see in their new library.
The centre forms part of a £7.4million community complex which includes the new Wellsbourne Health Centre and will also see Whitehawk Primary School and The Roundabout Children’s Centre extended.
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