This historic Grade 2 Listed building has been transformed into a cool, creative, contemporary space.
The renewed building has an improved layout highlighting the dramatic architectural features, modern furniture, vibrant colours and offers an enhanced range of services, making it an inspiring and stimulating environment in which to work, read, or just sit and relax.
The modern shelving is stocked with new books - a generous selection of fiction, non-fiction and talking books and DVDs. There is also a designated children's area, upgraded ICT facilities including WiFi connectivity and 15 public access PCs which are free to use.
The refurbishment includes the re-introduction of the west wing, re-instatement of wood block flooring, decoration which enhances the existing architectural features, and a community room which can be used by local groups for meetings and activities.
Type of library
Cardiff Council: Project, Design & Development
ISG Pearce, Ltd
Features and services
Baby changing facilities, Equipment provision, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Sound and image processing facilities
Nature of site, Building shape, Materials, Landscaping
Design features, Staff accommodation/facilities, Structural
Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Furniture height, Signage / guiding
Cardiff Council: Libraries Management
Services and facilities suppliers
Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 15