Restoration of Central Library

It's taken over three years and cost almost £50 million but now restoration of Manchester's architectural gem is close to completion.

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An exclusive look inside Central Library

Renovations on Manchester's Central Library are nearing completion. Work began in 2010 with tens of thousands of items being temporarily housed in a salt mine for preservation. The building is due to reopen to the public by the end of March at a total cost of around £48 million.

Natural lighting in a circular corridor. Credit: ITV News
Restored interior corridor. Credit: ITV News
Oldest book in Central Library: Codex Justinianus 13th Century. Credit: ITV News
New stairway and lift shaft. Credit: ITV News

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