Kent County Council (KCC) has unveiled the winner of a key architectural competition in Margate, just weeks after the authority pulled the plug on the town's controversial Turner Contemporary project.
London-based practice Space Craft Architects has landed the task of overhauling and refurbishing Margate Library after been chosen by KCC and Thanet District Council.
The firm will mastermind the £300,000 transformation of the 1960s library complex into a flexible one-stop shop 'appropriate for the 21st century'.
The scheme includes the construction of a new entrance to the building, part of which houses the town's courthouse.
Project architect Sophie Ungerer said: 'It's quite a bland building at the moment and it is a case of creating an architectural identity - externally and internally.'
It is hoped the new library will open its doors to the public next year. by Richard Waite