WORK has begun on the new development that will lead to the creation of a library and customer services centre in Caerphilly town centre.

Following the demolition of the former Post Office building in Caerphilly town centre earlier this year, works have now begun on the development of new library and customer services centre.

The Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr. Harry Andrews and Cabinet Member Cllr. Rhianon Passmore joined David Bevan representing the Developer and representatives from Carter Lauren this week on a visit to the site to see the works progress.

Cllr. Rhianon Passmore said: "Membership at our county borough’s libraries remains as popular as ever and as we continue to invest in these important community facilities, I am confident that this exciting development will be a wonderful asset for the whole Caerphilly community."

She continued: "With a whole host of services set to sit alongside traditional book lending at the library, it promises to offer a more pleasant environment for our resident to read, learn and relax in.

I greatly look forward to seeing the project come to fruition over the coming months."

The impressive new building will boast a range of facilities that will benefit all sections of the community.

The main attraction will be the state-of-the-art library, offering a wide range of resources for people of all ages including books, DVDs, CDs, games as well as a community space, internet access and reference materials.

The new facility will also include a new Customer Service Centre, where residents can access a wide range of council services all under one roof.

Nigel Hanney of Carter Lauren said: "We are delighted to have commenced construction on this wonderful and exciting facility for the Caerphilly community, adding to our recently completed library in Bargoed, completed to much acclaim and appreciation by all."

The project has come to fruition as a result of funding from Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Welsh Government.

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