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Yeovil library ready for major redevelopment Bath City News

Plans have been revealed to undertake redevelopment work at the Yeovil Library to improve the building’s energy performance.

Somerset County Council hopes to carry out work on the King George Street facility in the city center, which was built in 1986.

The local authority has submitted a planning application to South Somerset District Council for permission to carry out the work, which includes replacement of windows, additional insulation and new air-source heat pumps.

The planning documents read: “The proposed works at the Yeovil Library are aimed at improving the poor energy performance of the building.

“The existing windows are a combination of single glazed aluminum and wood units. The units are at the end of their life and contribute to poor thermal performance.

“These need to be replaced with new double-glazed aluminum units and some louvered details.”

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They added, “For further energy improvements, a selection of existing window openings should be partitioned with insulation to reduce heat loss through the glazed sections.

“These filled sections must retain the existing windows, minimizing alterations to the exterior aesthetics.

“Two air-source heat pumps (ASHP) should be installed in the existing boiler room to increase space heating.”

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A public library has existed on King George Street in Yeovil since 1928 when the street was first built.

The current library at the southwest corner of the road replaced the first library and was built in 1986.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-06 04:00:00