Description

Description

Borehamwood Library forms part of a multi-agency partnership facility between Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council and All Saints Church, Borehamwood. The striking new three storey building in a brutalist architectural style is located in the middle of the main Borehamwood high street. It is built on land adjacent to the Church of England church which was previously home to a small village hall. The new state-of-the-art building provides a community facility housing not only a library across all three floors but also Borehamwood and Elstree Museum, youth and community space for a host of events and activities for local people.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Medium sized town library

Size

1 m2

Floors

3

Architect

Mace Group

Building contractor

Farrans

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms

External features

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

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

General, Heating, Lighting, Ventilation

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Furniture height, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

Form

Furniture suppliers

Bomefa, Demco Interiors, Form Furniture, Gresswell, Opening the Book, Peters, Point Eight

Services and facilities sSuppliers

Premier Moves, Intellident, East Herts Signs, Bibliotheca (formerly Intellident)

IT provision

Electronic information displays, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 16

Seats/study places

17

Stock

27,016