The British Library
Lustedgreen won a competive tender to create a learning centre space from an existing collection of storage and security office rooms, which we re-sited into another location within The British Library.
We were appointed as Lead Consultant, to collaborate with and coordinate other consultants, including structural alterations, building services and acoustics and with the in-house project management and maintenance team.
We worked closely with the Library’s Head of Learning Resource to develop a versatile and adaptable space to facilitate the wide ranging educational programmes the Library provide for all ages and abilities.
The space provides integrated audio visual technology, magnetic panelling suitable for pin-up, writing and projecting and good acoustics for uses varying from a lively desk based group of school children to a formal seminar.
Lighting is controlled to have various scenes to provide the appropriate lighting levels for the particular activity and together with the data, fire detection, heating and cooling installations is connected to the building management system.
Although a very clean and simple result that reflects the Library’s aesthetic, it was a complex project to satisfy all of the stakeholders and integrate within the wider Library setting and infrastructure.
This is the third project we have worked on at The British Library, previously designing a Well Being room and refurbishment of the existing retail facility.
We are also currently working on 2 public convenience projects to upgrade these facilities to be accessible to all visitors, including DDA compliant toliets and baby change, gender neutral toliets and a fully accessible Changing Places Room. We are working with a specialist inclusive design and research consultant and representatives from Disability Collaborative Network and Muscular Dystrophy UK.
Project Manager CBRE