Recently completed, this new school library is a well-lit double height space that was originally used as a gym. A new mezzanine level provides additional reading and study space and doubles the amount of book shelf space. The new mezzanine and stair are fabricated from delicate slim steel sections that remain exposed with a durable paint finish. The structural glazed balustrade is clear of framing and fittings, and book shelves are arranged to provide good supervision from the librarian’s desk. Perforated timber panelling is used for the mezzanine soffit and rear wall for sound absorbency to reduce background noise.
Completed 2014. Construction cost circa £115,000