Opening of The Core in Solihull – home to the library, arts facilities and key services for residents

Mayor opens The Core, Solihull

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Michael Robinson, officially opened The Core last Friday, 20 May.

The Mayor was joined by representatives from Arts Council England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and fellow councillors to celebrate the grand opening of Solihull’s flagship community building.

The £2.3 million refurbishment of The Core (formerly known as the Central Library & Arts Complex) aimed to improve the existing facilities within the building and bring a number of key services for residents together under one roof.

The Core is home to a library, theatre and café bars (Encore and Ovations), Solihull Connect, heritage and courtyard galleries and a Community Advice Hub.

Solihull’s voluntary and community sector is also now based at The Core, bringing organisations such as Age UK Solihull, Citizens Advice Solihull Borough and Relate into one central location.

The Mayor said “It was an honour to open such a fantastic facility in the heart of Solihull.

“The Core is a testament to how Solihull Council is investing in the borough’s libraries, culture and community.

“It is wonderful that our residents will be able to access so many different and important services in one place. I will certainly be a regular visitor!”

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