Work has begun on the new Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub.
Formerly known as Llandaff North Library, the building closed its doors in late April ahead of building work which will take place in May. The refurbished building, which will include a cafe, will lead to £144,000 worth of savings by bringing a range of services under one roof. The cost will be £1.2million.
The hub will offer a large, modern library offering a full range of services including rhyme time and story time, as well as other activities to support literacy. It will also house a full advice and information service including housing and benefit advice, and services from partners including the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.
There will also be flexible community space which can be used for social, learning and training activities for all sections of the community.
Councillor Dilwar Ali told Living Magazines:
“The Council’s hubs programme aims to bring services together to meet the needs and priorities of the communities they serve, while making it easier and more convenient for its customers to engage with those services.”
While the library is closed, customers can use our other nearby branch libraries including Whitchurch, Canton, Ely and Caerau Hub or Central Library Hub in the city centre. The new Fairwater Community Hub, including library services, will also be opening next month.
There will also be honesty book collections, with a selection of books for people to borrow, at Lew’s Coffee Shop on Station Road, Llandaff North and the Post Office on Gabalfa Avenue. During this time, customers can collect recycling and food bags from Premier College Stores on Colwinstone Street.