Clarity and coherence in integrating extension with existing 1914/1935/1985 building.
Redevelopment of the foyer as an area for student-centred learning support.
Secure physcial environment for archives reflecting latest standards.
Energy saving design with natural ventilation and improved lighting from natural sources.
3,200 square metres extension; 4,000 square metres refurbishment
£951,000 for the extension and refurbishment of the archive and special collections areas. 35 kilometres of shelving; archive reading room and conservation laboratory; new printed special collections area; 9 group study rooms; 2 small group IT training rooms; 238 data points for laptop access; new loans and reserve area; student study facilities including consultation rooms, group teaching room, internet cafe, and language support area; staffed cafeteria; exhibition area, gallery and display space.
Type of library
Wilson Mason and Partners
Features and services
Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Cafe/refreshment areas, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Specialist subject collections, Teaching rooms
Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Emergency features, Furniture height, Signage / guiding
Services and facilities suppliers
Laptop points, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 151