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Peterlee library and leisure centre revamp


A major refurbishment of Peterlee Leisure Centre is taking place which will also see the library move into the building.

Artist impression of the new library within the leisure centre.
An artists impression of what the new library will look like.

Leisure centre

From 4 September 2017, works will commence at the front part of Peterlee Leisure Centre, operated on our behalf by 1Life, to refurbish the pool changing area, replace windows, create a brand new reception space and develop a new state-of-the-art library facility. Unfortunately, customers will experience some level of disruption for up to 14 months while these works are ongoing.

Areas affected by the works will be as follows:

DateDetails
4 -17 September 2017Leisure Centre closed to allow services to be moved and a temporary reception created at the side of the building;
8 September - 31 December 2017Pool remains closed as works commence on the front part of the building. Gym, sports hall, fitness classes and all other dryside activities are available as normal but accessed through temporary reception.
2 January - 31 August 2018Pool re-opens with temporary changing rooms accessed from the car park side of the building. All dry-side activities as normal
1 September 2018 until project completionRefurbished changing rooms open with all activities as normal. Temporary reception remains operational until all works completed.

We apologise for any inconvenience experienced and we will keep you updated as the project progresses. Unfortunately, our temporary pool changing facility will need to be accessed via steps and uneven ground, and may be unsuitable for some customers. If you have mobility issues, please contact the centre ahead of visiting to discuss your requirements.

Library services

The library in Peterlee is going to be relocated to Peterlee Leisure Centre. The existing library building will close on Friday 15 December 2017 as demolition of the site is due to commence early January 2018.

Libraries in surrounding areas at Horden, Shotton Easington Colliery and Blackhall will have extended opening hours to accommodate Peterlee customers during the period that the old library has closed and the new one is being constructed. These arrangements will commence from 2 January 2018 and continue until the new library is completed, in Autumn 2018.

Between now and the library closing in December, a series of consultation and information sharing days are being planned where residents can see the plans, ask our officers any questions and let us know what they think.

Date

Time

Venue

Thursday 28 September 2017

10.00am - 2.00pm

Peterlee Library

Monday 9 October 2017

2.00pm - 7.00pm

Peterlee Library

Saturday 11 November 2017

9.30am - 12.30pm

Peterlee Library

Friday 8 December 2017

10.00am - 5.00pm

Peterlee Library