Timing of Central Library, Waterworld projects confirmed

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Hamilton Library will have its much needed upgrades in 2018 before reopening to the public. Photo / File
Hamilton Library will have its much needed upgrades in 2018 before reopening to the public. Photo / File

Timeframes for major refurbishment and repair projects at two Hamilton City Council facilities have been confirmed.

The facilities are the city's Central Library, in Garden Place, and Hamilton Pools' flagship Waterworld complex in Forest Lake-Te Rapa.

The Central Library requires remedial building work in one staff-only area after a detailed seismic assessment revealed an unacceptably low new build standard score, leading to the library's temporary closure in late 2016.

The work on the Central Library will begin early next month, and will conclude in August. The Central Library is expected to reopen for business in September.

The council recently voted in favour of the multi-million-dollar refurbishment of the 40-year-old main pool hall and plant room at Waterworld.

The refurbishment requires a partial closure of Waterworld, with the 25m, 50m and dive pools unavailable for the duration of the project.

That work will begin on February 12, and is expected to be finished in September. Staff anticipate the 25m, 50m and dive pools will be available to customers from early October.

Both projects are being undertaken by Fletcher Construction.

- Hamilton News

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