Roath Library was shut in November 2014 due to significant health and safety problems. Following the closure of the Grade II listed building, temporary provision was provided at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary site. Permanent library provision will be established in the former chapel at Cardiff Royal Infirmary and to convert the building into a café, library and information centre.
Cardiff council are now appealing for groups and residents to ensure the property on Newport Road is still used through a process called, community asset transfer.
The council is welcoming expressions of interest, followed by the submission of detailed business plans, from organisations or groups for a community asset transfer of the former Roath Library building to ensure the continued use of the property for the benefit of the local community.
The council is committed to providing guidance and support to help applicants through the transfer process.
The council says that “all options and proposals of the future use” will be considered, subject to planning permission, and that they are “keen” for public access to the property is maintained.
Any expressions of interest should be submitted to the council no later than noon October 31 and further information can be found at www.cardiffcouncilproperty.com