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Bishopdale’s New Library Underway
huge win for the Bishopdale community and the members of the Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board who have successfully lobbied the Council for the funding and design of the new library and community centre was celebrated recently. In a sod turning ceremony and blessing held at the construction site in July, Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board members were in attendance with shovels in hand to mark the start of construction. After an an exhaustive site selection
process the Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board chose the former Bishopdale Crèche in the Bishopdale Mall for its accessibility, cost effectiveness and size. The 800 square metre single story building will include not only a library and large community hall, but also offers a meeting rooms and atrium, which will be available to community groups and available after hours. Bishopdale-based Stufkens + Chambers Architects designed the new centre and
construction is being carried out by Hawkins Construction South Island. “The old community centre was extremely popular and we know there are a number of community groups around Bishopdale that are excited for the new Library and Community Centre to open and will make great use of it,” says Val Cater, Fendalton–Waimairi Community Board Chair. Until the new centre is completed in mid 2017 a temporary library will continue to operate in Bishopdale Mall.
LEFT Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board members (LEFT TO RIGHT) David Cartright, Sally Buck, Val Carter, Jamie Gough, and Faimeh Burke) turning the sod in preparation for building works to commence on the new Bishopdale Library and Community Centre. BELOW Artist’s impression of proposed Bisophdale Centre.
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Fendalton Ilam Gazette 27-09-16