Triangular, extensively glazed building with solar panels, brise soleil and much use of natural daylight and electronic building management system to minimise energy use.
Open plan and services within raised floor give flexibility of use.
Building zoned to provide a choice of environments
Children's and Teen Zones
Archives Room with Local Heritage materials
Building fully DDA compliant
Baby changing facilities
PCs integrated with bookstock
Public address system
Audio listening points
CILIP & EMERALD Public relations & publicity awards 2002 - Winner Promotional campaign over ?500., British Construction Awards 2003 - Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award 2003., Short listed for Public Private Finance Awards 2003 - Best Operational Local Government Project 2003 and Best Design Project 2003., Civic Trust Awards 2003 - Commendation for valuable contribution to quality and appearance of the environment.
15 years on...
Pictures published by the Daily Echo in April 2017
Type of library
Medium sized town library
Building Design Partnership
Features and services
Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Provision of special materials, Services to particular groups, Specialist subject collections
Art works, Nature of site, Shared site, Building shape, Materials, Landscaping
Design features, Health and safety provision, Staff accommodation/facilities, Structural
Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Emergency features, Furniture height, Parking, Signage / guiding
Services and facilities suppliers
Internet access, General, Number of public computer terminals: 50