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Summary

Management of the refurbishment of an existing library, located within the Uxbridge town centre. The building was reduced to its shell before the main refurbishment project began, to ensure our design made the best use of the available space.

The Brief

We were commissioned to manage the refurbishment of this tired building, into a state-of-the-art library, in support of the London Borough of Hillingdon’s dedication to improving public library provision. The planned works stripped the building back to its original shell, allowing a complete refurbishment to be undertaken, including dedicated training rooms and a stage area.

Our Response

We consulted with the community at the outset of the project, allowing us to gain feedback which played a major part in our design brief. In particular, we ensured all six floors of the building were easily accessible.

A striking design, with an impressive glazed frontage, within the existing shell,  enhanced the character of the town pedestrianised area, enhancing the building’s appeal to members of the local community and ensuring the long term future of the property.

 Key Facts

  • 50% increase in available space achieved by the refurbishment
  • Enhance training room and IT facilities
  • Numerous break-out spaces
  • New heritage room with a dedicated Local Studies collection in a new controlled environment area
  • Built in temperature management tool allows the staff to safeguard damage to important historical assets

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Project Information

Client: London Borough of Hillingdon