Description

Description

Original features of L shaped Victorian listed building preserved and lighting used to enhance Victorian ceiling. Building shape also caused many design constraints

Awards

Mayor's Award for access for wheelchair users and hearing disability aids. Winner - Public Library Building Award 1999 for the United Kingdom and Ireland, in the large refurbished library category.

The Building

The Building

Type of library

District/area library

Size

2300 m2

Floors

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Architect

Internal

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Sound and image processing facilities, Specialist subject collections

External features

Art works, Nature of site, Building shape, Materials

Internal features

Design features, Security, Structural

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

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

Interior designer

-

Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

-

IT provision

General

Seats/study places

-

Stock

69,000