undefinedWick Public Library

An integrated public library and campus

High Life Highland were approached by the Highland Council during the design phase of the new Wick 3-18 Campus to gauge the feasibility of moving the public library from the existing Carnegie building in the town centre to the community building on the new campus, which it was proposed, would house the library and leisure centre via a shared reception area.

This called for a challenging and innovative design solution to deliver a flexible space which works for a wide range of customers, from job seekers to children to the elderly to leisure customers, as well as combining two very different libraries (public and school) and two very different services (library and leisure). It was also important that the design would celebrate the heritage of Wick while looking to the future.