Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £15m contract by Doncaster Council to deliver the town’s new Central Library and Museum
The transformational project on the junction of Waterdale and Chequer Road in Doncaster town centre sees four existing buildings – Doncaster Central Library, Doncaster Archives in Balby, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, and the Library Services for Schools at Top Road, Barnby Dun – consolidated into a cutting edge cultural and learning centre featuring a new Central Library and Museum, rail heritage centre, and art gallery.
Overseen by Doncaster Council and designed by the architect Bond Bryan, the cultural and learning centre will retain and restore the central frontage of the former Hall Cross Girls School building. It will be encased in a glass façade to showcase an iconic part of Doncaster’s architectural heritage.
The new Central Library and Museum is set for completion in summer 2020. It will help support the local and creative economy by providing opportunities for young people and small business owners to develop skills that help build a successful career.
This latest contract adds to a series of schemes in Doncaster by Willmott Dixon.
Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North said: “We are delighted to have such an important role creating projects that are shaping Doncaster’s future for many decades to come. Each one will attract new investment and create jobs that support Doncaster’s growth plans.”
Councillor Bill Mordue, Doncaster Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Economic Development, said: “The new Central Library and Museum project is one of many schemes we are on the ground and delivering as part of our comprehensive and ambitious Urban Centre Masterplan.
“We are transforming Doncaster, making it a highly desirable place to live, work, visit and invest in.”