Images

Images

Wymondham library 03

Library interior, self service

Wymondham library 02

Library interior

Wymondham library 01

Library exterior at dusk

Description

Description

Wymondham library is a unique and distinctive contemporary building. It is conveniently situated next to a car park and on a busy thoroughfare into town and within easy access to public transport. An inviting and modern public open space has been created in front of the building with seating and a natural and welcoming route from the car park to the town centre.

Inside the building is spacious and light, a circulation area with self service facility leads to book-shop style displays, with study areas, children's library and teens area. A rotunda houses a calming area with coffee, council and local information, internet access and casual reading area. There are accessible toilets and baby change facility for library users.

Awards

Craftsmanship, Structural Engineering

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Medium sized town library

Size

531 m2

Floors

1

Architect

NPS South East Ltd.

Building contractor

Morgan Ashurst

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas

External features

Building shape, Materials

Internal features

Design features, Structural

Energy efficiency

Energy conservation, Lighting, Ventilation

Accessibility provision

Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Equipment controls: location, Furniture height, Parking

Interior designer

Demco/Norfolk Library and Information Service

Furniture suppliers

Daynes, Demco Interiors, ESPO, Millar West, Morleys of Bicester Ltd, Peters

Services and facilities suppliers

Intellident, Axiell (formerly DS)

IT provision

General, Internet access, Public access terminals, Self service circulation, Number of public computer terminals: 11

Seats/study places

8

Stock

16,000