The reopening of Hove Library has been delayed by eight days as work there has overrun.
Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Hove Library will be closed for a week longer than originally planned due to unforeseen delays in the building and maintenance work being carried out there.
“Rather than reopening on Monday 20 August, the library will now be closed until Tuesday 28 August.
“Contractors now working on site have found that the drains and some sections of the flooring need more extensive works than previously thought.
“The library also suffered a flood due to heavy rain just before the start of the closure period which delayed some of the works.”
Councillor Emma Daniel, who chairs the council’s Neighbourhoods, Communities and Equalities Committee, said: “Our contractors will be working seven days a week to complete all the work that is needed.
“We’re really sorry for this delay and we apologise to all the users of Hove Library for any inconvenience.”
The library closed at the end of July for changes to the basement which will enable a nursery to operate there.
Letting space to a nursery is part of a wider plan to generate more income from the library building – known as the Carnegie building – to help offset its running costs.
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