A library will be built at a new development which will replace a shopping centre soon.

The Meridian Centre in Peacehaven which is home to a Co-op store and Peacehaven library is due to be demolished soon.

The Co-op in Meridian Way will close on Saturday, January 20.

But East Sussex County Council has confirmed that the library will stay in its current location.

The council’s library and property teams had looked at alternatives to ensure the town would continue to have access to a full service.

An agreement has been reached with Morrisons, the owners of the Meridian Centre and plans for an alternative, temporary building are no longer needed.

Councillor Claire Dowling, the county council’s lead member responsible for libraries, said: “We know that there was concern about the provision of library services while the Meridian Centre is developed, and we are delighted to have been able to come to an agreement with the site owners which allows the services to continue to be provided from the current library.

“We have also been able to agree terms with Morrisons for a 300m2 purpose-built library building within the new development.”

Once the development is complete, the library will be able to move into the new building on the site.