Merton acts to ensure visitors’ comfort

Merton Council is embarking on a four month refurbishment project to replace parts of the glazed roof at the civic centre and make sure staff and visitors to the building continue to be comfortable and safe.

Scaffolding will have to be installed on the first floor mezzanine area of the centre to give contractors a working platform, whilst continuing to provide staff and visitors with safe access to the library, council chamber and the coffee shop.

Work will start in early July and is due to finish by the end of October. During this time the council’s facilities management team will be working hard to make sure disruption to council services is kept to an absolute minimum.

Merton Council’s deputy leader Councillor Samantha George said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and disruption that these works may cause. It is vital that the refurbishment works are completed to ensure the continued comfort and safety of staff and visitors.”

“In addition to replacing the glazing, the project also includes some improvements to the building’s ventilation system as well as making it easier for staff to clean the glass roof. By carrying out these essential works we are ensuring the civic centre is maintained to high standards for those visiting us.”