We’re delighted to announce that London Borough of Havering has awarded Lakehouse the contract to build a new modern library in Harold Hill, just a stone’s throw from our headquarters in Romford, Essex. Based in the eastern arcade of the Hilldene shopping centre, off Farnham Road, the new library will be significantly bigger than the existing 1950s building and will offer considerably improved facilities.

Councillor Steven Kelly, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Harold Hill Ambitions, said: “We’re really happy to be able to award the contract for the new library to a local construction firm and in turn keep business within the local economy. We’re now looking forward to getting on site and starting the work as soon as possible.”

Construction Director, Dean Ball, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Havering Council on the new, improved library in Harold Hill. As a local business, we’re proud of our Romford roots and we’re pleased to be working on a project that will deliver a fantastic new resource for the community.”

Local residents were consulted and asked to provide feedback at planning stage, with ideas considered and incorporated into the design. As a result of the consultation, the front of the building has been changed to look more inviting and has been designed to allow scope to provide an additional level if required in the future. The project demonstrates the Council’s commitment to keeping and continuing to improve cultural facilities, as well as revitalising the area as part of its Harold Hill Ambitions programme.

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