Walworth Library and Heritage Centre Designs

Closed 14 Oct 2019

Opened 25 Sep 2019

Results updated 11 Nov 2019

Please see below our summary report from Phase 2 of the design process for Walworth Library and Heritage Centre.

We are also holding the stage 3 detailed design ‘Look and feel’ consultation on the 21st November from 3.30pm - 8pm - at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St, SE1 1JA



Help us design the new Library and Heritage Centre in Walworth.

Southwark Council is going to open a new library and heritage centre on the Walworth Road.

Bringing these two services together creates some great opportunities for new ways of using the facility and sharing knowledge. We want to encourage lots of new people to this unique place and inspire everyone with fascinating stories about Southwark and objects from our collections.

The new centre will support best practice in Library services, incorporating innovative display and event spaces more familiar in museums & other public buildings.

We are testing ideas about the layout of the space, how we should announce the new public facility onto Walworth Road, and how to best make the new accessible entrance distinctive.

Look at the plans and ideas attached, and let us know your views using the online survey.


  • North Walworth


  • Anyone from any background


  • Culture and Libraries
  • Planning and Regeneration