When Lambeth closed our library, in April, they handed it over to GLL to develop. Despite promises from Councillor Jim Dickson that "any time required for the closure of the library for improvements\changes to the building will be kept to a minimum", the building is now sitting idle. Even though it costs Lambeth more to keep it closed than to have it open.
If, like me, you want to know how Lambeth justifies this, you could try asking one of our councillors.
Jim Dickson's email is: Jdickson@lambeth.gov.uk