Work is well underway to transform the Old Library, Kirkbymoorside, into a “modern” community venue.
Kirkbymoorside-based Buffoni Hemmingfield were hired by the town council to carry out the development which is due to be completed – depending on the weather – by the end of March.
Once completed, it is envisaged the building will provide “comfortable modern accommodation” for different local groups and interests, such as the Raspberry Pi club, arts and crafts events, exhibitions, community cinema, workshops, and youth clubs, among others.
Architectural designer John Paul said he was “impressed” with the progress of the repair and restoration of the former library.
“I am similarly impressed by the great attention to detail in the provision of an item by item priced tender with progression plan,” he added.
“Subject to the continuation of this progress, I am sure the result will be a new venue perfectly located to provide a modern and exciting interior, fully accessible and open to many uses, including private party events, club meetings, exhibitions, lectures, film shows and demonstrations.”
Lisa Bolland, Kirkbymoorside’s town clerk, said: “To date the expected high quality of service has been delivered and thorough reports have been submitted at each stage of the development providing clear detail of the works in progress.
“The Town Council are in agreement that the service provided by Buffoni Hemmingfield has been very impressive.”