We are pleased to be involved in the detailed design and construction of the new library and community building for Birkby and Fartown in Huddersfield.

Utilising a SIPS timber building system and with construction partner Marshall Building Contractors this project will aspire to a zero energy sustainable target and has now commenced on site with a view to being ready for use in the spring of 2021.

Books are only the start of the library experience

There are so many reasons to visit a library, and loaning a book is only the very start, with free access to IT, local community groups, art and local history meets, song time and events, Birkby and Fartown Library offers so much more.

Gup Shup and Chai – Group session for women, funded by Yorkshire Sport Foundation and supported by Community Plus. Helping Asian women break though language barriers and feel less isolated.

Women’s Wellbeing Crafts – A community group run by Healthy Hearts, bringing women of all ages together.

Friends of Normanton Park – meet at the library to discuss ideas and initiatives.

English Talk Time – An opportunity for people to practice conversational English, develop confidence and make new friends.

Supporting refugees and asylum families – Sessions run by a community cohesion worker, the session offer advice, support, and information.

Story and theatre performance – The Huddersfield Literature Festival held a number of live performances at the library – making theatre accessible to all.