Image

Image

The exterior, as shown on the library leaflet

Description

Description

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.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

District/area library

Size

1003 m2

Floors

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Architect

Internal

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Open learning provision, Retail outlets, Specialist subject collections

External features

Nature of site, Shared site, Shared building, Building shape, Materials

Internal features

Design features, Structural

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Assistive technology, Furniture height

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Number of public computer terminals: 8

Seats/study places

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Stock

43,000