Warwick House

The new library and day centre for Sussex County Council is about to complete in Seaford. Work began on the £6 million development in December 2009 and the new building replaces Seaford’s old public library building with an impressive and innovative mixed use scheme.

Warwick House will continue to provide Seaford with (significantly larger) library facilities, but in addition will now offer an adult day care centre and 9 one bedroom flats for adults with learning difficulties, plus a one bedroom flat for care staff.

The space has been designed to be flexible throughout so it can be used in a variety of ways, now and in the future, with many of the spaces available for the community to hire out of hours. A focal point of the centre are the roof gardens, which are open to all and provide valuable outdoor space in a compact town centre.

Writing about the impending opening the Eastbourne Herald states ‘The innovative scheme is the first of its kind in the county and is part of an ongoing investment into library services by East Sussex County Council.'

Additionally, the scheme will support a new service to offer more direct access to resources in the community for older people with dementia or other mental health problems who have been assessed as needing support to help them live independently.’

The building is expected to open to the public in summer 2014.

http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/

Warwick House