Swindon library gets fire safety upgrade

A recently reopened library in Swindon has been given a full fire safety upgrade, along with a number of other improvements.

14 February 2011

The Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library, located in Church Walk North in Swindon, has been closed for three weeks whilst Swindon Council undertakes a full refurbishment of the building. After extensive maintenance and repair works, the library is set to reopen this week.

The interior of the building has been redecorated and the lobby made smaller to add extra space to the main library area. Two new public access computers have also been installed.

Along with a new counter, payment kiosk and self-service machines, the new and improved library now boasts a full fire safety system. Automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems have been installed throughout the building, as well as a new fire exit and emergency lighting. In addition, disabled access to the library has been improved.

The Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library, which has also been redecorated, is set to be reopened this Thursday afternoon by the Mayor of Swindon, Rex Barnett.