Take a look inside: Coldside Library has had a whopping six figure revamp

Coldside Library, designed by architect James Thomson in 1906, has recently had a whopping £700,000 refurbishment.

Coldside cost £7,610 (about £900,000 today) to build and open on October 22 1908, the same day as Blackness Library.

The library’s £700,000 upgrade includes a new lift, accessible toilets, hospitality facilities and new decorations.

In addition, the council-funded work incorporates new meeting rooms, furniture, flooring, windows and painted railings.

Sinclair Aitken, chairman of libraries body Leisure and Culture Dundee, said:

The refurbishment at Coldside Library will greatly improve access in the building for everyone in the community and now gives us the potential to run more events.

Sinclair Aitken, Chairman of Leisure & Culture Dundee (DC Thomson)

To take a look inside, check out the Evening Telegraph’s video here.

Claire Merten