Images

Images

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Interior

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modern interior

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Funky furniture chosen by young people

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Exterior

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Design Workshop

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Computers

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Attractive Display

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Attractive Display

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Seating Area

Description

Description

The Powerhouse is a library for young people aged 8-25. The new library is complete redesign of its predecessor, relocated to a larger ground floor 'shop window' space, with improved security and access.

Moss Side's young people were involved in design workshops with the architects right from the start: the result has been an exciting, distinctive and attractive library, which its users really love to spend time in.

A dedicated, enclosed homework centre offers a safe after-school space and longer opening hours, which are further extended during school holidays, mean that membership numbers have soared.

The Powerhouse complex also features a music studio, fitness suite, sports hall, youth club, Connexions service, meeting room and Emerge 16-17 CMHT.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Special library

Size

150 m2

Floors

1

Architect

Walker Simpson Architects

Building contractor

Bramall Construction

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Provision of special materials, Services to particular groups, Services to particular groups

External features

Shared building, Building shape

Internal features

Design features, Security

Energy efficiency

General

Accessibility provision

Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Furniture height

Interior designer

Demco Interiors / Walker Simpson Architects

Furniture suppliers

Demco Interiors

Services and facilities suppliers

Axiell (formerly DS)

IT provision

Electronic information displays, General, Internet access, Public access terminals, Number of public computer terminals: 28

Seats/study places

73

Stock

2,000