Inside the new Library of Birmingham

The Site Snapshot December 2012Main contractor, Carillion, has published this view of the library showing how the inside is shaping up.

The completion date of the construction is 15 March 2013 followed by system proving for a fortnight. The project is 4 weeks ahead of schedule (and within budget) so the building will be handed over to Council Library Management on 29 March. They will then move all the books and archives in from the current library and other storage locations. The opening to the public will be September 2013.

By the way, there will be a walkway created passed the front of the library through the hoardings at the end of February. An island of hoardings will therefore be created and will remain while Centenary Square is put back together.

Geoff Caine