Open Day Will Describe Porthcressa Building Plans

Current library at Porthcressa

Islanders will be able to learn how major building works will affect the Porthcressa area during an open day at the Library on Wednesday

Contractors, Kier Western and St Ives-based architects PBWC will answer questions about beach access and they’ll say how they intend to minimise noise during the eight-month scheme to redevelop the bulb store and build business units on the current library site.

There have been complaints over the scheme, with the Coldwells of Porthcressa Road objecting to the potential disruption and claiming Scilly was becoming like “a Spanish resort” with building construction never ceasing.

The Council’s Diana Mompoloki told us that health and safety requirements mean portakabins will need to be placed on Porthcressa Bank for the builders to use.

The units used in the new school build are currently being stored at the St Mary’s Airport and some will be brought down for the Porthcressa project.

Diana says islanders should be pleased that the local Council is opening and expanding a library at a time when many mainland local authorities are closing theirs.

The new facility will offer a fourfold increase in books and will stock 10,000 to 12,000 items.

The open day will take place from 2.00pm to 6.30pm.

 



One Response to Open Day Will Describe Porthcressa Building Plans

  1. Glynne January 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I would have thought that in these days of smartphones, ipads, laptops and computerised books, a library should be scaling down,not up. Has anyone ever carried out a study of how many books are loaned out now compared with 5 years ago?