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Aston Library

ADP has completed two phases of Aston University’s library refurbishment, which involved a large extension to the existing listed building and the complete refurbishment of its ground floor.

The refurbishment has transformed the facility into a new state-of-the-art learning resource centre and social learning hub, with lively group learning areas, a café, and internet access available throughout.The existing library, an imposing four-storey brick building in the Modernist style, was designed by Sir Basil Spence, architect of Coventry Cathedral and the University of Sussex.

The building has been sensitively updated in order to provide new and expanded facilities for the twenty-first century. A large glass extension to the front of the building provides a dramatic new entrance, whilst revealing Spence’s original structure. Inside, suspended ceilings have been removed to reveal the building’s frame and brickwork, whilst stylish furniture has been used to divide up the largely open plan space into zones that cater for different learning needs.


DETAILS

CLIENT:

Aston University

LOCATION:

Birmingham

STUDIO:

Birmingham

TYPE:

New Build
Refurbishment
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VALUE:

£8m

SERVICES:

STATUS:

Complete

AWARDS:

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