Images

Images

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Light, Bright Library Interior

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Double-height atrium and Self Service Terminal

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Library Interior

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Colourful Computer Terminals

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Study Area

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Workstation with colourful furniture

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Public Access Computer Terminals

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Wheeled Shelving

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Help Desk

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informal seating, shelving and lighting

Description

Description

Longsight Library was a long, dark, red-brick building prior to its transformation. It is now a sleek glass box, flooded with light and filled with brightly coloured furniture. The library has been remodelled inside and out, from its newly glazed facade and street furniture to its double-height atrium and new 17-person lift access.

There are more computers than ever, comfortable places to relax and customers can issue and return their own books. There's a brand new children's library, a dedicated Homework Centre for out-of-school study, baby changing and a Headspace for young people.

The first floor houses an ultra-modern Adult Learning Centre with an IT suite, well-equipped classrooms and comfortable break-out areas. A meeting room and kitchen, also on the first floor, allow flexible use by the local community.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Multi-purpose building

Size

1650 m2

Floors

2

Architect

Walker Simpson Architects

Building contractor

Bramall Construction

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Baby changing facilities, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Teaching rooms

External features

Shared building, Materials, Landscaping

Internal features

Design features, Structural

Energy efficiency

Energy conservation, Heating, Lighting, Ventilation

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Furniture height, Parking, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

The Design Concept

Furniture suppliers

The Design Concept

Services and facilities suppliers

Axiell (formerly DS)

IT provision

Electronic information displays, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, Number of public computer terminals: 60

Seats/study places

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Stock

30,000