Redwood Library reopening delayed due to structural concerns

Redwood Library was scheduled to reopen next week following repairs and refurbishments. Investigations have found that the building requires more work than planned.

Christchurch City Council Acting Head of Libraries and Information Erica Rankin says that cracks have been found in the building’s concrete slab foundation around structural steel columns. Engineers need to assess the damage and determine the best way to carry out repairs.

A mobile library vehicle will continue visiting the Redwood Library car park twice a week on Wednesdays from 10am to 11am and Fridays from 3pm to 4pm, and at this stage a new opening date has not been announced.

See these photos for a peek through the windows at the current state of the building. More information at: https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/…/redwood-library…/