Images

Images

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Lobby, first floor

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Lobby, first floor

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Lobby, first floor

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Lobby, 2nd floor

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Lobby, 2nd floor

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Lobby, 2nd floor

Description

Description

Refurbishment of large foyer areas adjacent to Reading Rooms in Library building to provide high quality group space for students with a variety of types of furniture to allow for individual and group study as well as social interaction.

Each floor has wall vinyls (1st floor has view of the City and 2nd floor has City Hall). The individual framed photos on the walls are all local views in Islington that our students would recognise. We were trying to reflect our place in London with the vinyls and local photos.

Both areas previously had no natural light. We removed/replaced internal walls to provide clear views to the windows (and the rest of the university across the road).

We are getting fantastic feedback from students, Both of these spaces are adjacent to large Reading Rooms. We do not allow food in the Reading Rooms, but cold food is allowed in the lounges.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

500 m2

Floors

2

Architect

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Building contractor

T & B Interiors

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Group study spaces, Teaching rooms

External features

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Internal features

Design features, Structural

Energy efficiency

Energy conservation, Lighting

Accessibility provision

Signage / guiding

Interior designer

In-house

Furniture suppliers

Broadstock Office Supplies

Services and facilities suppliers

Bilfinger Europa

IT provision

Number of public computer terminals: 12

Seats/study places

56

Stock

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