The new £14m bronzed hexagonal building has been designed by architects CZWG.

"In response to Southwark Councils brief, CZWG’s key challenge was to design a space which would accommodate the distinctly different requirements of the main users groups – adults, children and young persons in a building where the floor area required for the library space was far larger than the available footprint for the building on the given site."

The first photos and plans are now available to view on the Dezeen website.