On this project we were asked to take over from the original contractor to complete the £7M design and build project to refurbish and extend the existing Cambridge City library.
The development included the installation of new heating, cooling and lighting to all three floors. The interior is designed to reflect nearby department stores with colours and signage coordinated for each floor, helping customers locate themselves and find the services they require.
The new library includes self service issue and return facilities, a Quick Pick area near the entrance with attractive book displays, conference facilities and a busy café service. Comfortable seating areas have been created for relaxing and reading whilst in other areas quiet study spaces with Wi-Fi facilities are available.
Client: University of Cambridge
Lead consultant: Cambridge City Council
Form of contract: NEC
Procurement method: Negotiated