The Reading Room at the  High Road site opened its doors on  27th July following its £1million makeover and a grand opening took place at the same time as the Rugby World Cup trophy visited Brent. 

The state-of-the-art building contains a new multi purpose cultural hub which includes a library, gallery and exhibition space, a museum and archives and a performance space. A new café will become part of the mix later on.  The new library retains an element of the origial building to the front.

The development by Brent Council and developer Galliford Try/Linden homes was dogged by controversy when the plans went ahead in February 2013. Residents were encouraged to get involved in designing the art and cultural programme for the centre, through user groups and workshops.

Councillor James Denselow, lead Member for stronger communities at Brent Council, said: “The Library at Willesden Green will be a building at the heart of its community, in every sense.m“When it opens to the public I’m sure it will quickly become a place full of life and creative energy.

“Being more efficient to run and easy to maintain, it will be able to respond to changing aspirations, offering the spaces and services that the community needs, now and in the future.”


TPI provided Project Management services on this development.  For further information contact Brendan Tighe at Total Project Integration.  Tel. 01932 821414 or email