Carnegie Library Phase 2

The second phase of restoration and improvement works at the Old Library is a partnership project between London Borough of Bexley and The Exchange who successfully secured National Lottery funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund as well as other match funding sources to continue to restore the Grade II listed Old Carnegie Library in Erith.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has committed £980,000 towards a £1.8m project that has transformed the upper two floors of unused space into new community workshops for textiles, woodwork, print, ceramics and gardening. The main central hall has been refurbished for community-led activities, including markets, exhibitions, festivals, concerts and performances.  A unique local garden has also been created with much of the growing, done by local school children and families.


Further information on previous consultation and engagement events for the project can be found in the links below.



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