Description

Description

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Awards

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Sustainability Award 2010.

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

17600 m2

Floors

4

Architect

Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott

Building contractor

O'Hare & McGovern

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Cafe/refreshment areas, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Public address system, Specialist subject collections, Teaching rooms

External features

Art works, Landscaping

Internal features

Design features, Security, Structural

Energy efficiency

Control mechanisms, Energy conservation, Heating, Structural factors, Ventilation, Water use

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Equipment controls: location, Furniture height, Parking

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Electronic information displays, Internet access, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 300

Seats/study places

2000

Stock

1,200,000