Southend Growth Point

The project will deliver new heating and improved ventilation to the former central library (home to the Beecroft Art Gallery and The Hive Enterprise Centre) and the Central Museum using a Biomass boiler, solar PV and new lifts within the Gallery and Enterprise Centre ensuring their sustainability for the long term.

The former central library and museum are co-located on Victoria Avenue adjacent to Southend Victoria train station. The former central library benefitted from investment by the Council and through Southend’s City Deal in 2013-14 totalling £1.2m. The museum is also home to the planetarium and is a key feature of Southend’s cultural offer to residents and visitors.