Coventry History Centre

Designing for the best use of a limited space

The Herbert Centre in Coventry is located in the shadows of the majestic Coventry Cathedral. Demco designed and furnished the interior of the History Centre for a range of users wanting to access a variety of resources and sometimes spending quite a few hours in the centre.

Spatial planning was important to accommodate a cross-section of resources within a limited space. With an even split between screen and print based research we ensured that the space was not designed to the exclusion of one or the other.

To make the best use of space we designed snake of shelving down the centre of the room to zone areas but still allowed users to move freely across and between the spaces.