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Topping show at Wymondham library

PUBLISHED: 10:03 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:31 14 July 2010

A foaming bottle of bubbly was yesterday poured over the roof of Wymondham's new £2million library in a traditional topping out ceremony.

It marked the completion of the superstructure of the building now rapidly taking shape next to the Central Hall, in the town centre.

A foaming bottle of bubbly was yesterday poured over the roof of Wymondham's new £2million library in a traditional topping out ceremony.

It marked the completion of the superstructure of the building now rapidly taking shape next to the Central Hall, in the town centre.

The search to find a suitable site had taken several years, and the long-awaited facility will double the size of the existing library at Becket's Chapel, housing at least 5,000 more books as well as more computers.

The ceremony was carried out by county council leader Daniel Cox and Jennifer Holland, head of Norfolk's library and information service, who said the building will provide an excellent new facility for the benefit of the whole community.

Built in a distinctive, contemporary style, the new library will have full length windows giving views of Wymondham Abbey and the surrounding area, brick and flint panelling which picks up on characteristic brick and flint walling nearby.

Architect Michael Cant said: “Our aim was to create a unique and distinctive contemporary building with the use of warm, natural and local materials.”

The new library is set to open to the public this autumn.

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