Works have begun on Nottingham City Council’s development of the Strelley Road Library and Independent Living accommodation this week.

The existing sites have been closed for the past year for demolition works and preparation. It is estimated the works on the new Strelley Road Library will be completed at the end of Autumn 2018.

Once completed, the new building on the site of the old Strelley Road Library, Aspley Housing Office and Stepney Court, will feature the following:


  • Information and Library desk
  • Bookable meeting room
  • Confidential interview room for Nottingham City Homes
  • Public disabled toilet and baby change/feeding facility
  • Free Wi-Fi and access to PCs
  • Printing/photocopying
  • Landscaped outdoor area

The Independent Living Accommodation:

  • Separate tenant entrance
  • 37 one-bedroom flats for people over 55 or disabled; six ground floor and 31 on first and second floors
  • Lift access
  • Ground floor tenant communal room
  • Communal garden and parking for tenants.

Aspley Housing Office and Strelley Road Library are currently closed, and while work on the new centre is underway, there are alternative housing and library services available.

For Housing Services, the Housing Patch Managers and Tenancy and Estate Managers for Aspley are based at the Bulwell Housing Office on 0115 883 3500.

The office is in the Bulwell Riverside Centre on Main Street and will be open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Wednesdays. Home visits can be requested by calling 0115 915 3121.

Strelley Road Library is now closed; customers are able to use other local library facilities at Aspley, Bilborough and Bulwell Riverside. The Home Library Service can also bring books to those with restricted mobility.

The Strelley Road Library Reading Group will meet at Bulwell Riverside Library on the 3rd Monday of the month from 11am to 12pm.

Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “We are very excited about the developments for Strelley Road and I believe that local people will really benefit from the new facilities and options they will offer to the community.

“Although the library and housing offices are currently closed, we have ensured that there are equivalent services nearby and have offered alternatives wherever possible. We have a fantastic record in investing in our community libraries and I am really looking forward to seeing the new centre develop.”

For further updates on the project, please visit:

Or contact: Sue Foster, Senior Project Manager on or telephone 0115 8763412