Originally a brownfield site, with contamination from industrial waste. The library forms a key part of the Beckton Globe complex. Located close to the Royal Docks, the building design reflects the idea of a ship, a theme repeated internally.
Built on a steel frame with no load bearing walls, allowing for flexibility. A large amount of glazing has been used to provide natural light.
The children's area has recently been revamped with a fabulous new Mural.
Type of library
Features and services
Open learning provision, Retail outlets, Specialist subject collections
Nature of site, Shared site, Shared building, Building shape, Materials
Design features, Structural
Access between floors, Access to building, Assistive technology, Furniture height
Services and facilities suppliers
Number of public computer terminals: 8