Dawlish Library has been chosen to become one of the first
21st century libraries in Devon. The library has hardly changed since it opened in 1981 and is in need of a complete refurbishment to offer a more flexible space which meets the changing needs of the community. We want the library to provide something for everyone.
The building will be lighter and more welcoming and it will have great facilities:
an accessible, adaptable layout
all new furniture
redecorated walls, new carpets and new ceiling
a new glass lobby
attractively displayed stock
staff on hand to help you
computers with internet access
a space for young people
an improved children's library
comfy seating for all.
The library is housed in a converted cinema building, and this project is providing the opportunity to replace the '80s suspended ceiling with barrelled vaulting which traces the curve of the original cinema's ceiling.
Type of library
Small community library
Features and services
Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Group study spaces
Design features, Structural
Access to building, Access within building, Critical distances
Ryder Architecture Ltd.
Radford HMY Group Ltd
Services and facilities suppliers
Axiell (formerly DS), Intellident
Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 11