Images

Images

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Simon Bartram Rocket Art

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Teens library

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Teens PC Bar

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Children's library

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Self-service

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Adult Lending Library

Description

Description

The Big Lottery Project has transformed the well-used but limited 1926 Gateshead Central Library into a vibrant community space. The new facilities include a flagship new children's library, fully refurbished building, new learning facilities, dedicated young people's library, new cafe and extended community meeting spaces.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

1500 m2

Floors

2

Architect

Gateshead Council Design - LES Local authority department

Building contractor

Lumsden & Carroll

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Provision of special materials, Retail outlets, Services to particular groups, Specialist subject collections, Teaching rooms

External features

Nature of site

Internal features

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Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Emergency features, Furniture height, Parking, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

Opening the Book and Gateshead Council

Furniture suppliers

Albany Office Supplies, Opening the Book

Services and facilities suppliers

Gateshead Council

IT provision

Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, WiFi

Seats/study places

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Stock

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