Images

Images

Fairwater Library 06

Croeso! - Signage

Fairwater Library 05

Computer Terminals

Fairwater Library 04

Study Area

Fairwater Library 03

Shelf and seat divider

Fairwater Library 02

Display Area

Fairwater Library 01

Children's area

Description

Description

Fairwater Library has been completely refurbished, becoming a welcoming, colourful, contemporary space for the whole community.

A new meeting room has been created which is hired out to local community groups, or is used as additional quiet study spaces when not in use.

Funky furniture, shelving and display areas make the library an inviting place to visit.

A bright, vibrant children's area with coloured furniture, carpet and soft toys appeals to our younger users.

A corner of the library has been turned into a base from which Housing and Benefit Advice is delivered.

The exterior of the library has been fully landscaped to improve the look of the building and access to it (DDA compliant). The exterior signage has been also been greatly improved.

WiFi and scanning and copying facilities have been added, as well as an increased number of public access PCs.

Facilities for staff, including an office, kitchen/staff room and staff toilets, have been greatly improved.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

District/area library

Size

306 m2

Floors

1

Architect

Cardiff Council

Building contractor

Bute Property Services Ltd

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Baby changing facilities, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Sound and image processing facilities

External features

Landscaping

Internal features

Design features, Staff accommodation/facilities, Structural

Energy efficiency

Heating

Accessibility provision

Access to building, Access within building, Critical distances, Furniture height

Interior designer

Cardiff Council: Libraries Management

Furniture suppliers

BOF

Services and facilities suppliers

Axiomatic, Intellident

IT provision

Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 7

Seats/study places

42

Stock

12,900