Southwark opens new 14.1 million library

Tue 29 November 2011, 11:32 am

London Borough of Southwark has opened a new state-of-the-art library building in Canada Water.

The library, designed by Piers Gough of architecture firm CZWG, as part of a major regeneration project in Rotherhithe.

At a cost of £14.1 million, the new centre sits at the centre of a new town plaza.

Peter John, leader of the council, said: "Canada Water library truly is a library for the future. 

“Designed to reflect the changing needs of library users, it is a wonderful and visionary statement of how Southwark values its libraries.”

Library visitors will have access to 40,000 books, CDs and films, as well as watching performances in a new theatre.