Redhill Library has had to close with immediate effect following further investigations of the known reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in the building.
The closure of the library will allow more detailed assessments and immediate safety measures to take place to ensure the building is safe to reopen to residents.
Surrey County Council understands the short notice closure of the library will cause disruption for library users and staff. However, as residents would expect, safety is their top priority.
At present, as the discovery of RAAC in the library building is very recent, further urgent work will need to be undertaken before any details on mitigation measures or timelines for re-opening can be provided.
Further announcements and updates regarding Redhill library will be shared via the Redhill Library web page.
Redhill Library is a Surrey County Council designated warm space. Alternative warm spaces in Redhill can be found here.