Images

Images

East Sheen library 05

Images from the launch

East Sheen library 01

East Sheen Library from the entrance

Description

Description

East Sheen Library refurbishment built around a New Way of Working concept.

Completed under a project management consultancy with JDS and Opening the Book which incorporated training the staff to work in the new environment.

Principal design considerations - how people moved through and used the spaces available, comfy attractive seating areas, books prominently displayed with lots of paperbacks and face on, the confinement of leaflets, posters and brochures to one small information booth, a childrens library demarcated by colour and design with a grown-up feel.

Furnishings and shelving are low, curved, spaced to allow easy browsing. Guiding is clear, concise and confined to bay headers and sections.

The entrance has been cleared except for some quick choice units, the counter moved away to allow people to get their bearings on entry and made smaller. Visually it is now possible to see across the library and to enjoy natural daylight.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Multi-purpose building

Size

460 m2

Floors

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Architect

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Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

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External features

Shared building

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

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

Interior designer

Opening the Book

Furniture suppliers

JDS

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

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Seats/study places

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Stock

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