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The Hive set to reach one million visitor target by first anniversary
ONE of Worcester’s newest buildings is well on course to attracting one million visitors ahead of its first anniversary.
The Hive has welcomed 600,000 people through its doors in Sawmill Walk, the Butts, in just 224 days after seeing nearly 84,000 drop into the joint initiative between Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester during January.
The combined public and university resources has been hugely popular with 645,000 items issued already and 14,000 new people joining since the opening in July last year.
Laura Worsfold, business development manager for the Hive, said: "The Hive has become an inspiring place that everyone in the local community can enjoy.
“We have a fantastic facility, a great range of services and an exciting programme of events all under one roof. It’s wonderful to have seen so many people through the doors in such a relatively short period of time."
Unique computer usage is averaging 650 people per day, with both university students and the public using the facility.
The Worcestershire Hub Customer Service Centre has helped nearly 48,000 people and the county's archives and archaeology service has attracted many new customers.