Milford Haven Library

The public library was taken out of the centre of this port town and relocated on the outskirts away from the centre of the community.

Milford Haven

Designed to appeal to the local community

The library design had to be attractive, welcoming, comfortable and make a bold statement about the local community. There was concern about the potential of visitor numbers going down due to resistance from the community about the move.

The design of the library was embraced by the local community who found using it engaging and fun. An open space was achieved through carefully planned and positioned shelving and strategically placed display.

Visitor levels have increased in responses to featured elements of the library such as the children's area, where a boat was designed to reflect the graphic on the wall, provided by a local author Jackie Morris.

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