Southmere Library is a new facility serving the community in the newly re-developed Southmere residential area. The building is to be occupied and run by both Peabody and Bexley.
The site is located in the Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead area within the London Borough of Bexley. The new building sits on the southern edge of Southmere Lake, offering views out across the lake to the north.
The building sits within the new public square, creating a community space at the heart of the new neighbourhood.
The new building will consist of a main library space, meeting rooms, offices, and a flexible community space.
The ground floor areas are to be operated by Bexley, with the mezzanine and first floor by Peabody.