Former library may be used as retail unit

Former library may be used as retail unit

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THE former Castletymon Library building may be used for retail in the future, following the replacement of the property’s roof in the coming weeks.

A ‘to let’ sign was placed on the property earlier this month, after South Dublin County Council’s claim that the building was “unsuitable for occupation” as there were “ongoing leaks” that had “deteriorated the fabric” of the building while it was being used by the library service.

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The library ultimately closed last month, ahead of the development of a new library in the area which is set to open its doors in 2019.

The lease on the library’s premises in Castletymon Shopping Centre ended last month.

A spokesperson for Redmond Property Consultants, who are handling the letting of the building, told The Echo: “The best and most valuable use for the property would be as a retail premises.

The spokesperson added: “We’ve had a good few enquiries about the premises, and we’re happy with the level of enquires we’ve received.

“The building is in pretty good condition, and the owner will be replacing the roof in the coming weeks.”

When asked about who the owner of the premises is, the spokesperson said that those details are confidential, but did describe the owner as an “ordinary individual”.

In the meantime, a number of the groups who used to use the library are now being facilitated in St Aengus’ Community Centre and a mobile library will be serving the area until the new library building is open.

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