THESE images show how a new village library could look as work on the build is set to restart.

Little Lever’s new library will be housed alongside a new health centre in a modern building in Market Street, on the site of the former Tesco Metro supermarket.

Images by AFL Architects show the inside of the library.

There will be window seating, with areas to socialise. The children’s library will have zones and interactive reading spaces.

Work to demolish the current building is due to take place in the first week of August after the pandemic halted the work, with the foundations of the centre being laid soon after.

Plans to turn the supermarket into a modern new facility have been in the pipeline since the store moved from Market Street to Crossley Street at the end of 2014.

In October 2018, Bolton Council chiefs gave the go-ahead for the building to be demolished to make way for a purpose-built facility.

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Ward Councillor Rees Gibbon said: “It’s terrific news that work is to resume.

“This has been going on for a long time and now it is happening and can’t happen quick enough.

“It will be an asset to the area and will mean we will have more services in the health centre, so it is fantastic news.”

Fellow councillor, Sean Hornby said: “Little Lever Library is the second most used library in the borough, outside of the town centre.

“It will have an IT suite, at the moment we have just three old laptops. There will be the opportunity to run IT classes especially for the elderly.

“There will be meeting room for the community and a police drop-in centre.”

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.He added: “The old health centre had served the people of Little Lever well but was no longer fit for purpose.

“This new centre will meet 21st century health care needs."

Additional services include district and midwifery services.Local developers Seddons have been contracted to build the new health centre and library.

Cllr Hornby said: “This is the first part of a bigger plan for Little Lever that will see more money invested in the village, the first time for many years.”