Images

Images

Stowmarket Library 03

Exterior showing new rooflights & library sign

Stowmarket Library 02

Sound & Vision section

Stowmarket Library 01

Stowmarket Children's Library

Description

Description

The 1980's building always had lighting and ventilation problems and awkward-shaped public areas. The effect was dark and gloomy.

This project created an extra 35% public floor space by resiting a staff training ICT suite into a disused mobile garage and reducing the staff areas. This opened up one side of the building to increase natural light, and a more open flexible space.

Opening roof lights were added to increase natural ventilation and the whole building revamped. An accessible public toilet has been added. The internal courtyard has also been revamped and made accessible so it can be used for activities and by the public.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Medium sized town library

Size

450 m2

Floors

1

Architect

Suffolk County Council

Building contractor

Brooks & Wood Ltd

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Meeting rooms

External features

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Internal features

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Energy efficiency

Lighting, Ventilation

Accessibility provision

Critical distances, Furniture height, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

Demco Interiors

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 17

Seats/study places

17

Stock

28,170