Library scoops awards

WINNER: The Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre has won two prizes at the 2010 Auckland Architecture Awards. THE Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre is among top winners in the 2010 Auckland Architecture Awards. It won both the Public Architecture and Sustainable Architecture awards and was praised for the “control and manipulation of its natural light […]

Countdown to library launch

GETTING READY, above: The new Birkenhead library opens on December 17. An official opening will be held in February when work in Nell Fisher Reserve is finished. Next week Birkenhead library users can at last set foot in a new $9 million library. The library‚Äôs manager, Sharron Cleghorn, predicts people will love the building so […]

Work starts on new library

UP AND AWAY: The first walls of the Birkenhead library are in place. After a number of unanticipated delays, construction of the Birkenhead library is well under way. Precast panels for the walls of the first floor have been lifted into place by crane, giving residents an insight into the dimensions of the long-awaited development. […]

Library delay could cost $2.2m

The new Birkenhead library could cost more than $9 million due to delays. The library building and Civic Centre look set to be built on Nell Fisher Reserve by late 2009, with initial designs boasting 250 square metres of more floorspace than the old Birkenhead library. North Shore City Council community services and parks committee […]

Library gets go-ahead

A welcome “pre-Christmas present” has gone to Birkenhead residents having to put up with a long wait for a local library. Building consent has just been granted for a new Birkenhead library, paving the way for construction to start in early 2009. All those who have been working on and waiting for the library are […]

New chapter for library

REVISED DESIGN: Models of how Birkenhead library could look once it is completed in November 2009. A new library is on the way for Birkenhead after years of delays. Resource consent has been granted for a library at Nell Fisher Reserve, paving the way for it to be built starting in late November. That ends […]

Birkenhead library gets green light

The Environment Court has given the go-ahead for a new Birkenhead library on Nell Fisher Reserve but it is not expected to open until late 2009. Abraham Holdings, which owns the Rawene Chambers building, opposite the reserve, lodged the Environment Court appeal. The appeal challenged an independent commissioners’ decision to approve the rezoning of reserve […]