Images

Images

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Community Hall

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Dividing Wall showing double height space, looking through to the entrance doors

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Children's Library

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Interior

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Shelving

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Steel-framed Angular appearance

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Exterior View

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Exterior and Piazza

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Aerial View

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West Elevation from the landscaped piazza

Description

Description

The building is designed to be fun and exciting for people of all ages to learn. It is a steel framed angular building with few straight lines externally. Timber clad, with coloured rendered, and zinc cladding to the roof, externally, with glazed curtain walling internally. The building is on three floors housing the library, offices and learning centre on ground and first floor. In addition Wednesfield Community Association has a Community Hall and Lounge on the ground and flrst floor, and the local Neighbourhood Team has office space on a third tower floor. The building will be fully accessible with two lifts, and disabled parking bays. It is located on a newly opened pedestrian piazza with fountains, performance and seating areas, linking the traditional Wednesfield village with the newly opened retail park.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Multi-purpose building

Size

706 m2

Floors

3

Architect

Ian P. Wood

Building contractor

G.F.Tomlinson Birmingham Ltd.

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Baby changing facilities, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Teaching rooms

External features

Shared building, Building shape, Materials

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

Energy conservation, Water use

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Critical distances, Furniture height, Parking

Interior designer

Design Concept

Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

General, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, WiFi

Seats/study places

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Stock

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