Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull (Interiors) Hull, UK
The redevelopment and refurbishment of this prestigious library aims to create modern, exemplary facilities. The team built upon the heritage and history of the Brynmor Jones Library, reaffirming its place at the heart of the student experience, and reinforcing the campus as a ‘people place’ - redefining the library as a dynamic focal point for University life.
The building consists of two main sections: the older Art Deco style entrance and front section, which is three floors high (these were subdivided) and the newer extension, completed in 1969, which consists of seven floors plus two basements.
The project competed in phases to permit the students to have uninterrupted access throughout.
The facilities provide a variety of spaces and facilities to support a wide range of study modes – from the ‘touch down’ e-mail check/document print to the ‘long stay’ research/revision mode. The redevelopment is seen as an opportunity to facilitate more collaborative and connected working at all levels, as well as reflecting the University’s commitment to the environment and a sustainable future.
- 16,000 m2