The Hive

In this feature in the online edition of FM World, the magazine of the British Institute of Facilities Management, Martin Read reports on the new facility that brings two library services together under one, rather startling, new roof.

While reviewing the partnership approach to creating an effective and welcoming space to serve the varied interests of the local community, the analysis looks at some of the practical approaches to design and build, funding, facilities management, security services and the building's sustainability, describing how external contractors bought into the vision for a warm and welcoming space.