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Pear Tree Library

An exciting opportunity has arisen as a result of the Council’s Strategic Libraries Review to bring back into use the former Carnegie Building/Pear Tree library. The Council are seeking informal Expressions of Interest to acquire the freehold interest in this property.

This impressive Edwardian building has been the home of Pear Tree library for over 100 years until its recent closure. The Council is therefore seeking Expressions of Interest to acquire the freehold interest in the property. Any conversion or alterations will need to be undertaken in a sympathetic manner which reflects the historic nature of the building.

The current Use Class for the building is D1 - Non-residential institutions, clinics, health care centres, crèches, day centres, day nurseries, schools, art galleries, museums, libraries, halls, places of worship, church halls, law courts, non-residential education and training centres.

The Council welcomes informal Expressions of Interest from individuals as well as public sector, private sector and ‘Third Sector’ organisations. If you are a Third Sector organisation, we strongly recommend that you speak to the Council’s Community Development Manager, Carl Willis, Community Development Manager, prior to submitting your Expression of Interest, at  or contact

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