Images

Images

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Exterior

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Reception

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Children's Library

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Accessible shelving

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Cream Booth

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Children's Library

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Cafe

Description

Description

Grays Library is part of a major phased refurbishment and redesign of the Thameside Centre, with local history museum and theatre in the same building. The centre now has a thriving cafe, internet zone and information desk in the foyer; the library has a learning multizone, heritage zone linking with the museum, and an innovative children's library designed in collaboration with a team of child psychologists: with reading 'dream booths', a Harry Potter feasting table, an indoor garden for 0-3 year olds complete with gnomes. The Thameside centre has been rebranded, with a new signage and graphics system to communicate its role as a cultural centre and focus of regeneration within Grays.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

2000 m2

Floors

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Architect

Bisset Adams

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Services to particular groups

External features

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Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access within building

Interior designer

Bisset Adams

Furniture suppliers

Furniture File

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 25

Seats/study places

50

Stock

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