The Nightingale Centre officially opened in January 2008 as a significant extension to our Kingston Hill Learning Resources Centre. The building's name was chosen in honour of Florence Nightingale who regularly visited relatives in the area. The extension provides approximately 500 square metres of extra study space to the building's 3 floors. The ground floor features a new reception area, learning cafe and flexible learning centre. Floors two and three provide a mix of study space, fixed PCs, laptop zones and group study rooms.
Kingston Hill has been a designated Conservation Area since 2004. The local environment was carefully respected and local residents were consulted throughout the planning phase. Sustainable materials were used in the new build. Ventilation, lighting and heating systems were chosen with a particular emphasis on environmental factors.
Type of lLibrary
McAslan and partners
Features and services
Cafe/refreshment areas, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Public address system, Teaching rooms
Design features, Health and safety provision
Energy conservation, General, Heating, Lighting, Materials used, Ventilation, Water use
Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Emergency features, Furniture height
Godfrey Syrett (Peal Furniture)
Services and facilities suppliers
Electronic information displays, General, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 232
150,000 Subject specialisation: Teaching Resources Collection