Woodford Green Library and Gym reopened to the public on Tuesday (28 September) following more than £300,000 refurbishments and Covid delays.

The investment in the new library and fitness facility- funded jointly by London Borough of Redbridge and Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are part of a wider scheme of investment works across leisure facilities in the area.

The library, which was refurbished during its closure at the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, now has a new children’s library, new books, digital devices, study area and meeting space for group activities.

The Centre also has a new fitness facility, including a 30-station gym with equipment, new changing areas and toilets.

As a result of the refurbishment- both the library and gym will be open seven days a week with longer opening times.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Leisure and Culture, Cllr Kam Rai said: “Over £300,000 has been invested in the upgrade of Woodford Green Library and Gym to provide local people with outstanding library facilities and a state-of-the-art gym.

“We understand just how vital local leisure facilities are to people’s wellbeing, and the importance of library facilities for children’s and adults’ continued learning. That is why Woodford Green Library and Gym is the latest leisure facility in Redbridge to have benefited from investment.”

For more information, and for opening offers for the new gym their website.